Lathrop Homes: Replacing History with an “Iconic” Experiment

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Lathrop Homes

One of the largest vacant parcels of developed land on the North Side is the historic Julia Lathrop Homes. The future of this public housing site has been coming into focus in recent months, and the process has created a bitter confrontation between former residents, neighbors, community activists, and the Chicago Housing Authority.

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Pullman Town



I recently went on a house walk of Historic Pullman Town on Chicago’s South Side. Pullman Town was the brainchild of businessman George Pullman back in 1880, and the architect was the famed Solon Spencer Beman who was only 26 at the time.

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