Historic Chicago real estate

Historic House Tours, Pullman Style

Located 12 miles south of the Loop, the community of Pullman is a fantastic place to visit for any history or architecture aficionado. Created via the might and domineering influence of George Pullman, noted railroad car industrialist, this former company town has a mix of architecture that includes former railroad executive homes, row houses for the …

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On the Market: Arts and Crafts-esque Logan Square Greystone Wants $799K

Sure, there’s a lot of new developments coming up in Logan Square, but the area may be best known for its old homes along the historic boulevards. This 3,000 square foot greystone on Mozart Street, just south of Logan Boulevard, is a perfect example of the neighborhood’s vintage inventory. Originally built in 1908, the listing …

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On the Market: This Adorable Bucktown Home has Something for Everyone

This beautiful four bedroom single family home has something for mom, dad and the children. Originally built in 1892, the home maintains its historic exterior, but has been completely gut rehabbed and remodeled for the modern family. The house sports a fireplace, a chef’s kitchen, and bright, whimsical colors throughout. In addition to its spacious …

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History Lends Prestige to Luxury Tower

Drivers heading south on Lake Shore Drive pass Oak Street Beach, the Drake Hotel and its gracious residential neighbors, then round a curve where 850 Lake Shore Drive, a stately limestone tower with soaring arched windows, quickly comes into view.
Opened in 1927 as the Lake Shore Athletic Club, the 19-story building was a veritable palace of recreation and social events in the Roaring ’20s.

Preservation Watch: Mapping Chicago's Freshly Minted National Historic Places

Illinois had more than two dozen entries to the National Register of Historic Places last year, with many of the buildings and sites located in Chicago. No doubt, Chicago’s architecture is world famous, but the reputation wouldn’t exist if many of the city’s cultural gems weren’t preserved throughout the decades. Although all of the buildings …

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