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.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

TWR National Historic District in the news

Read all about it in this Sun Times article, and many thanks to Bill Cunniff for a well-written story. Photo of the 6700 block of N. Talman from the Sun-Times.


pat wolfsmith said...

Meribeth Brewe: Sun Times story was great. We lived at 6628 North
Talman for over 30 years. The story said you researched builders/permits for the homes. I wonder if you have information on 6628 North Talman, not a bungalow,
but an American four square home. We never knew who the early history of the home.
If you do, I would so much appreciate you contacting me.
I don't know if you also know that the movie Stolen Summer was filmed at a home on the 6700 block of North Talman.

Maribeth Brewer said...

Hi Pat,
Glad you enjoyed the article,and thanks for the reminder about Stolen Summer, I'd forgotten about that!

At the time of the 1930 census, the home at 6628 N. Talman was owned and occupied by Charles & Mae Leffert and their 5 children. Charles was 42 years old and employed as an awning manufacturer. He paid $17,000 for the house, which was built in 1923 by R. Arbogast at a cost of $8,000

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