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Row houses on Grant Place. These were undoubtedly
built as one-family units in a single development.



Row houses on Cleveland, converted in
1960 from a 31 -unit rooming house to 8
apartments. Extensive remodeling took
place, but the owner retained the 15-
foot ceilings, marble fireplaces, exterior
stone carvings, 'and wood shutters.



Front entrances to two Cleveland Avenue
homes, below. The owners removed old
porches, stairs, and railings, replacing
them with new ones and adding shutters
and a carriage lamp.





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Spacious living room of a Clark
Street home which dates back to
about 1907. The building has a total
of four fireplaces.



Stairway of the house pictured
above. Structural changes included
lowering the ceilings.




One of the first remodeling projects in tlie Mid North area
involved this five-story building on Cleveland Avenue,
extensively altered in 1931-32. The windows glow with
colored glass, and interiors boast marble, tile, carved
wood, and wrought-iron details.



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Architectural details add interest to many houses in
the Sheffield area. On the opposite page is a three-story
bay on an apartment building at the corner of Dickens
and Halsted; at left, a stained glass window on Dayton.
Below, on Fremont, is a house that combines wood
and brick. Special features include beveled glass win-
dows, terracotta trim between the first and second
stories, and a parapet of corbeled brick.



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Hallway ol .1 ii^mJciici: on Fremont built about
1874. The present owners purchased it 15 years
ago and have done much renovating. The break-
front is antique, the lamp beside it a replica.



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A Fullerton Avenue backyard. Sim-
plicity of design and a broad ex-
panse of carefully tended lawn
create a restful atmosphere.




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An effective touch on this Sheffield
Avenue house is the trim beneath
the windows, formed by bricks set
at an angle.



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At right, snow scene on the grounds
of McCormick Theological Semi-
nary. The campus — between Fuller-
ton, Belden, Shellicld, and Halsted
— includes private residences as well
as school buildings. Some date back
to the 188()"s; all are part of a con-
tinual program of renewal.



Left, wrought-iron fence and lan-
tern at McCormick Seminary. Chal-
mer's Place, at the center of the
campus, is an oasis of calm reminis-
cent of another era.



Modification of roof, windows, and door-
way give this house on Racine a contem-
porary, almost suburban, appearance.



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Entrance foyer of a Belden
Avenue house, completely
renovated four years ago. This
is one of several faculty homes
owned by McCormick Theo-
logical Seminary.



Areaway between two build-
ings on Fremont. The owner
of the one at left purchased
the property some 15 years
ago, remodeled the house, and
built a garden in back — com-
plete with a greenhouse and
what he calls "an American-
ized torii gate."






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This concrete lily pond on Montana — stocked
with goldfish and surrounded by daisies, petunias,


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