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.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Villa Tour

Thanks to the Villa community and our co-chair Jo for arranging a private tour of this community for WRBN members.
The tour begins

Columns mark the entry to the Villa historic district 

Frescoe in the dining room of the former home of of the owner of Polonia coal. Note the coal bucket.


1 comment:

Dan Miller said...

Beautiful photos, MB! Nicely composed, and very reportorial.

I think the most astonishing thing about this beautiful neighborhood is that although it was developed around 1907 as a leafy, bucolic suburb of Chicago, today all but three or four of the 120-or-so homes in this defined area were built in a the tiny era 1907-1925.

As eclectic as the houses are, the overall impression of the Villa is a consistent, creative vision.

Your photos captured this very nicely, Maribeth. Nice going.

Dan Miller