Now that I have a bunch of Chicago homes in the collection, I wanted to put them together and see what kind of patterns emerged. The great thing about being in Chicago and having many customers also from Chicago, is that the city’s architectural history emerges as a strong backbone of the portfolio. Represented here is a variety of worker’s cottages, two-flats in brick and greystone varieties, Victorians, and the three- and six-flats. Since a great majority of the housing stock was built in a relatively narrow window of time, 1880-1920, the homes reflect the aesthetic trends, economic contraints, and regulations of the day.
Eventually we’ll have to get around to classifying and naming all the types that we have and putting them together in a good way.