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Old 01-07-2009, 01:25 PM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
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Default What are these unusual buildings?

What is the history?

Was landing at Midway, saw them from the air and thought they were unusual.

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Old 01-07-2009, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Old 01-07-2009, 01:36 PM
 
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I think they're apartments. Part of the historic Pullman neighborhood.
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Old 01-07-2009, 01:37 PM
 
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Old 01-08-2009, 10:34 AM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
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Interesting. Still trying to find the original use of those 4 near identical building surrounding 112 st circle.

Lotsa links to follow.

Thank you BTW
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:28 AM
 
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is this a good area now, some of the row houses(champlain st) look identical/similar to what you find in some philly and brooklyn neighborhoods
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Old 01-08-2009, 12:10 PM
 
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is this a good area now, some of the row houses(champlain st) look identical/similar to what you find in some philly and brooklyn neighborhoods
Pullman is relatively safe, but it's surrounded by some really rough neighborhoods and has bad public transportation options. You can pick up one of those row houses quite cheaply, but you're kind of isolated down there. And don't confuse "Pullman" with "West Pullman". They are not the same.

By the way, Chicago has MANY row houses. It's not the dominant form of housing like it is in some eastern cities, but there are many pockets of row houses throughout various neighborhoods.
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Old 01-08-2009, 12:11 PM
 
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Back to the OP, I think that part of Pullman was an arcade with an open market in the middle and shops along the edges. It's been in that ruined/partial construction site form for as long as I can remember.
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Old 01-08-2009, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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...By the way, Chicago has MANY row houses. It's not the dominant form of housing like it is in some eastern cities, but there are many pockets of row houses throughout various neighborhoods.
These are my favorite row houses in Chicago (Lake View-Lakeview):

Alta Vista Terrace rowhouse on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/yochicago1/253816003/in/set-72157594301491788/ - broken link)

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Old 01-08-2009, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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I've been to the Pullman District on a walking tour it was a great! Gave great insight to the whole area, history, very informative and enjoyable.

The Chicago Office of Tourism has awesome tours that leave from the Cultural Center on Randolph that take you right to the various neighborhoods. They are usually 4 hrs. long or so, include a snack or lunch. I've done quite a few Little Italy, Chinatown, Chicago Fire, Taste of the Neighborhoods!

Chicago Neighborhood Tours

Also there is usually a tour of homes each year where certain homes are open for visiting.

Historic Pullman Foundation
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