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A Handy Guide to the Most Classic Types of Chicago Houses

Chicago is famous for its architecture, but there's more to the city than its sky-high towers. Throughout the city's neighborhoods, a wide variety of residential architecture can be found. Some neighborhoods are transforming at a fast pace with developers building new homes as fast as they can tear others down. However, there are a handful of architectural styles for residences that are commonly found throughout Chicago. The Logan Square-based design shop ALSO has recently completed a series on Chicago's classic houses and they have highlights ten different styles that you are probably familiar with. In addition to providing a brief history of each style, ALSO has prints of the hand drawn houses available in their webstore. If you've been in Chicago long enough, you've probably lived in at least one of these types of houses. Here's a look at just a few of the houses featured in the series.

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