The Great Chicago Fire changed our building code and helped brick gain its local popularity.
The Chicago Fire Cottage s were built from $100 kits, and originally featured pretty much just exterior walls and a roof. This one still stands today.
Chicago is home to 80,000 bungalows, which define the so called “Bungalow Belt,” constructed between the 1910’s and 1930. Here’s what defines this classic Chicago Building Type.
The Greystone is one of Chicago’s most lovely building types. Learn how Chicago created this classic urban residential form.
While the idea of an official “Shared Street” may be new and somewhat unsettling to Chicagoans today, the idea is anything but new or untested. We only need to look back to the pre-car dominated city to see how the streets used to be much more public territory than they are today. The image below of…