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The Chicago Bungalow - Paperback Book

The Chicago Bungalow - Paperback Book

  • $ 24.99 $ 21.24 member price*

    product SKU: 207866

By the Chicago Architecture Foundation

The Chicago bungalow is more than a housing style indigenous to the city. It epitomizes Chicago's work ethic and its rewards for successive waves of ethnic newcomers to the city since the early 20th century. In this book, CAF interprets both the design and the meaning of these homes, in keeping with our mission to help people discover why design matters.

A one and one-half story single-family freestanding home, the bungalow included such conveniences as electricity, indoor plumbing, and central heat. Chicagoans built some 80,000 bungalows, and another 20,000 were built in suburban Cook County. The Chicago bungalow is a critical part of the city's housing infrastructure and an architectural treasure that has remained too little known and appreciated.

160 pages
Color and black and white photographs and drawings throughout
Dimensions: 6.75 x 9.75 inches

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