Established in 2003, West Ridge Bungalow Neighbors is a voluntary group of neighbors in Chicago who desire to assist each other in preserving and appreciating the homes in our neighborhood; educating each other and the broader public in the value and the story of our neighborhood; and providing resources to each other to improve the quality of our homes, enrich our lives and assure our neighborhood's future.

Monday, September 24, 2007


This year we thought we'd invest in a new winter hat for our bungalow, size XXL. Here's Chris, one of the crew from All Comfort Insulation and the equipment they use to blow the fluffy pink stuff into our attic floor.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Looking for a unique gift idea?

How about a portrait of your bungalow?

Art Enables , located in Washington DC , will connect you with one of their outsider artists who will in turn create a work of art from your photo. Their prices are very reasonable, and you'll feel good knowing you're supporting a worthy cause.

This work is by artist John Simpson, who makes amazingly detailed mixed-media works of buildings and streetscapes.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

25 historic sites compete for $1 million in rehab funds

Is that a good thing? Click here for the full story and cast your vote for the most deserving historic site which range from the Robie House to a bungalow in the Independence Park neighborhood. You're allowed to vote once a day, so in the great Chicago tradition, vote early and often!
Most 25 of the sites are holding open houses on Sept. 15 & 16 - it's a great way to see some of the treasures of Chicago architecture.
As of this post this post, the #1 site is the On Leong Merchant Association building located in in Chinatown. It's recognized for its colorful terra-cotta detailing and pagoda-style roof.