Sunday, April 18, 2010

Trip 11: Burling Row House District

Date: April 15, 2010
Trip: 11
No. of Landmarks Visited: 1
Landmarks To-Date: 14
Landmarks Remaining: 339

On Thursday I also drove to Burling Street on my way home from work. It's about half way between my office and home, but it's a small residential street that's only a block long, so I had never been there before. The row house there is definitely the longest I've seen in Chicago. In my experience, row houses are pretty rare in Chicago. They're definitely not as common as in East Coast cities like Philadelphia and Boston. Most residential buildings in Chicago are separated, even if it's only by a foot or two. I'm guessing that's because of zoning requirements after the Great Chicago Fire.

I counted how many houses appeared to be in this building, but I've forgotten the exact number. I think it's around 10 or 12. They are beautifully maintained, which makes since because they are located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Lincoln Park is one of Chicago's wealthiest neighborhoods.

This was also the first time that I set out on two different trips in the same day. I realize that I have to pick up the pace if I'm going to make my goal.

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