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Maud Street and Adams Park, 30 years later

Adams Park, Chicago

Back in the early 1980s I bought two lots in the 1800 block of Maud St, not far from Adams Parkin the Ranch Triangle area of Lincoln Park. At the time, the park was largely deserted and had only sparse playground equipment. I bought my lots for $10,000 apiece from a guy who’d acquired them ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 3, 2012
ChicagoNorth Side

Renting from site signs – DePaul edition

1830 N Sheffield Chicago

The most desirable apartments often rent quickly from site signage without ever being posted on Craigslist or being listed with one of Chicago’s sleazy apartment rental services. You can spend an hour driving yourself crazy and risking your financial health searching Craigslist for your next apartment, or you can spend less time driving yourself around ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 2, 2012
ChicagoNorth Side

A million-dollar duplex-down in DePaul

2000 block Seminary Chicago

The newly-listed 4-bedroom, 2 ½ bath condo at 2014 N Seminary is the first duplex-down in a smaller building that I’ve seen listed at or above $1 million. That’s $100,000 over the price for which it sold in May of 2009. According to the listing the unit has an “inspired floor plan” on a “quiet, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 16, 2012
ChicagoNorth Side

Mrs O’Neill’s home in DePaul is for sale

Dennis Rodkin recently visited a Victorian home on the 2000 block of Seminary, in Lincoln Park‘s DePaul neighborhood, and recounted some of its early and more recent history: Built in 1861 as the farmhouse for a truck farm that delivered its produce into Chicago, the house still has several of its original elements. The ornate ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 3, 2012
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A DePaul / Sheffield single-family home update

2049 Kenmore video

The area bounded by Armitage Ave (2000 N), Fullerton Ave (2400 N), Halsted St (800 W) and Racine Ave (1200 W) is the heart of the Sheffield Historic District (pdf), and one of the most attractive residential areas in the city. I say that with more than a little prejudice, since I lived there for ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 1, 2011