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Turn-of-the-century home in Morgan Park nears 15th month on the market

Morgan Park saw 151 sales of single-family homes between July 1, 2009, and June 30, 2010, according to Chicago Magazine. That’s on par with North Center, and just four sales below Lincoln Park. Granted, the average price of a single-family in Morgan Park is hundreds of thousands less than in either of those neighborhoods, but ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on September 30, 2010
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Sampling transit-friendly homes in Beverly and Morgan Park

Now that you’ve seen all of my Beverly / Morgan Park drive-around with Marcia Walsh, let’s look at some of the homes for sale in both neighborhoods. Metra’s Rock Island District line runs southwest through Beverly and Morgan Park on its way from the Loop to Joliet. Eight of the neighborhoods’ stations are located along ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on December 10, 2009
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The Walter Burley Griffin homes of Beverly

The final segment of my Beverly and Morgan Park drive-around features the homes of Griffin Place (formerly 103rd Place), site of the largest concentration of small Prairie-style houses in Chicago. Many of the homes on this street were designed by Walter Burley Griffin, who worked in Frank Lloyd Wright’s studio as a young architect and ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on December 10, 2009
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Exploring the variety of Beverly's homes

Part 4 of my driving tour through Beverly and Morgan Park with Marcia Walsh showcases the variety of home styles that line the neighborhoods’ streets, ranging from tight rows of bungalows to Queen Anne, Prairie School, and Renaissance Revival homes overlooking Longwood Drive.

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Posted by Joseph Askins on December 9, 2009
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Out of the city and into the woods: Driving Beverly's residential streets

Plant a newcomer down amidst the winding roads and rolling lawns of Beverly, and she’d have a hard time identifying the neighborhood as a part of Chicago. In the third segment from my video tour of this South Side neighborhood with Marcia Walsh of the Beverly Area Planning Association, we check out the homes near ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on December 8, 2009
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The retail heart of Beverly and Morgan Park

In the second segment from my video tour of Beverly and Morgan Park, I ride along with Marcia Walsh of the Beverly Area Planning Association down one of the main commercial corridors of both neighborhoods: the stretch of Western Avenue running between 95th and 115th streets.

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Posted by Joseph Askins on December 7, 2009
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Touring Beverly and Morgan Park, Part I

Two years ago, Joe Zekas shared footage of a leisurely Saturday drive through North Beverly on our YouTube channel. YoChicago hasn’t paid many visits to Beverly or its neighbor to the south, Morgan Park, since that time. I remedied that yesterday morning when I met up with Marcia Walsh, the coordinator of economic development at ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on December 3, 2009