Underdog Buildings in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village May Get Landmark Protection
Apr06

Underdog Buildings in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village May Get Landmark Protection

The Ukrainian Village Neighborhood Association is trying to get more properties added to the neighborhood’s landmark district. Recently, a worker’s cottage at 2047 West Augusta Boulevard was saved from demolition as the demand for housing and pressure for increased density intensifies in some Chicago neighborhoods.  A number of worker cottages remain in Ukrainian Village, including 2047 West Augusta. the fourth...

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Cruise Up State Street Soon to Catch A Piece of History Before it Vanishes
Oct03

Cruise Up State Street Soon to Catch A Piece of History Before it Vanishes

Like any city with longevity, Chicago is a city of history. One way it communicates its history is through its architecture. Layers upon layers of architecture that overlap, overwhelm, and sometimes slip through the cracks of time. One of those time capsules is going away soon. It’s a worker’s cottage at 1241 North State Street. Worker’s cottages are to Chicago in the late 1800’s what prairie bungalows were to...

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