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.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Beat the Spring rush - get your rain barrel now!

The Metro Water Reclamation District sells rain barrels the 1st Tuesday of the month from 3 to 7. They're available to any City of Chicago resident for $40.00 each at the District's facility on Howard. Available in sky blue or black.
To reserve your barrel and for more information visit

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Pergolas, anyone?

I received an email today from Costco. They now carry a really nice collection of pergola kits, perfect for a bungalow back yard. Visit their website to see what's on offer. That's one of them in the photo.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

A call for tour homes and gardens

The Rogers Park / West Ridge Historical Society is finalizing plans for their annual House Tour to be held on Sunday, May 4, 2008. This is their biggest fundraiser of the year, and they are still are in need of a few more homes and / or gardens to round out the tour. If you live within the boundaries of Devon to Pratt, Western to California please consider supporting the Society by opening your home or garden for this popular neighborhood event.

Speaking as a former host homeowner, the tour is a lot of fun to participate in. The Society also ensures that it is safe and secure experience for the homeowner. For more information, please contact me at xxx no later than Friday, February 29.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Feburary 14th WRBN Meeting

Greetings Bungalow Neighbors!
Our first meeting of the year is coming up, so mark your calendars for

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 7:00PM at the Northtown Library, 6435 N. California.

Romancing the Fireplace

What could be more romantic than snuggling with your sweetie by a bungalow fireplace?

Fake, real, or on your wish list, the fireplace is a hot topic with bungalow owners.
Join us on Valentine's Day as Paul from Evanston’s Northshore Fireplace answers our questions about converting decorative to functional, ventless vs. vented, woodburning vs. gas, and the care and feeding of our fireboxes, surrounds, chimneys, and mantels.
Sweet treats will be served!

Jo & Maribeth

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Bungalow & Home Improvement Business Fair

This isn't taking place in our neighborhood, but sounds like it could be worth checking out.

The Pulaski Elston Business Association, in conjunction with Alderman Margaret Laurino & Alderman Patrick Levar invite you to attend the 3rd Annual Bungalow& Home Improvement Business Fair.

Sunday, March 9, 2008
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

St. Edwards Church
4343 W. Sunnyside Avenue (Lower Level), Chicago
Parking is available

Complimentary refreshments will be served

For more information contact Dawn D'Amico at 773-545-0941
or email

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Snow storm

Bungalow on the 6700 block of N. Rockwell, post snow storm, with the traditional parking place-holding chair in the street.