Friday, July 1, 2011

Trip 108: Villa District

Date: June 26, 2011
Trip: 108
Landmarks Visited: 1
Landmarks To-Date: 306
Landmarks Remaining: 47

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon Shawn and I visited the Villa District. It's basically a housing development for the early 1900's that was initially all bungalows. It's located on the north side not far from where we live in Lakeview.

Probably the best word to describe the Villa District would be quaint. The neighborhood has tree-lined streets that are marked by stone flower planters that were originally lamp posts. The trees make the neighborhood unusually quiet for Chicago, especially considering that the Kennedy Expressway and Metra tracks are literally adjacent to the area.

Virtually every house appears to be well maintained, and from the same general era. It has very much the feel of the Frank Lloyd Wright district of Oak Park, on more of a Chicago budget.

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