A Project by
Rod Sellers
Chicago's East Side Residential Architecture
East Side Welcome
Residential Architecture
Early Real Estate Developers
Post WWII Residential Archicture
Block Study 11300 S. Avenue L
East Side Schools
East Side
Residential Architecture

By the 1920s the area north of 110th Street and west of Ewing Avenue was gradually and partially filled in with houses and some apartment buildings.  There are a large number of bungalows and cottages in this area.  By the 1930s there were still vacant lots in this section of the East Side and the area south of 106th and east of Ewing was swampy and vacant.  There was a post W.W.II housing boom in this eastern and southern section of the East Side known as the Fair Elms neighborhood which resulted in the construction of many single family residences and some apartment buildings. 

The above view shows 112th Street looking west from Avenue G prior to the housing boom that occurred in the area after WWII.  The only structure visible on the right is the warehouse of the construction company which built much of the Fair Elms area. 

Click on the links at the left to tour residential architecture of 
Chicago's East Side.

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