Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The modernist homes of Chatham

Last year Lee Bey posted about Chatham's modernist legacy. In fact I linked to it in a post where Worlee shows YoChicago's Joe Zekas around Chatham. There are a lot of houses that I say couldn't possibly fit the neighborhood because they seem out of place with the many bungalows & Georgians that dominate the neighborhood housing stock.

All the same, I have wondered how a lot of these houses got built. Were those various lots previously vacant or did they have to tear down a building in order to build the dream house they have always wanted?

The house above photographed by Lee Bey you might have seen near Neil School on 85th & Michigan. The house below you might have seen on the 8400 block of Indiana was taken a few years ago by YoChicago

It leads me to suggest that there ought to be a tour of the many unique homes that exist in Chatham. Let the city know that Chatham is not just another city neighborhood. It truly is a special place where the successful were able to build their dream home.

Also it's hard for me to describe the "Blue White House" as a modernist home it's certainly a place that should be on any Chatham house tour.

Are there other examples you would like to share with us? And free free to share any pictures you might have with us. The e-mail address is in the sidebar or post to our FB page.

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