Neighborhood Views

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A Woman’s Name Above the Door

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[John Morris/Chicago Patterns

Corner of Augusta and Oakley, built 1917

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Palmyra (with a Municipal Device on the cartouche)
2530-2532 Kedzie Boulevard, built 1902

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2500 N Kedzie Boulevard, early 1900s

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1000-1002 N Oakley, built around 1915.

Prairie Styles of the 4900 block of Bernard St.

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4927 N Bernard [John Morris/Chicago Patterns]

The stretch of Bernard Street in Albany Park between Lawrence Avenue and the North Branch of the river is home to several Prairie-styled homes and flats. They range from initial settlement of the area (just after the turned of the century) to the boom days of the 1920s.

4927 Bernard (above) is a yellow-brick two-flat built around 1921.

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5000 Block of N Ridgeway Ave

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5019-5023 N. Ridgeway, built 1927. [John Morris/Chicago Patterns]

The 5000 block of N. Ridgeway in Albany Park, featuring Arts and Crafts and Prairie-influenced two-flats.

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Art Deco Redo

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[John Morris/Chicago Patterns]

Art Deco/Moderne re-do of a commercial corner on an 1895 residential building at 530 W. Armitage.