Friday, April 22, 2005

2005 Chicago Bungalow Expo

Chicago is home to more bungalows than any other single building type. Estimates hover at around 80,000 bungalows just within city limits, representing nearly one-third of the single-family homes

To help preserve these significant homes, Mayor Daley announced the beginning of the Historic Chicago Bungalow Initiative in September of 2000. The initiative offered incentives to buy and rehab bungalows and for present owners to improve them. The grants do not depend on income, but solely on the purchase or ownership of a Chicago bungalow.

The Historic Chicago Bungalow Expo' 05 will be held April 30, 2005 from 10am to 4pm at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Herman Union Building -3241 S. Federal Street.

About 9,000 are expected to attend the expo, where bungalow owners can find over 100 exhibitors that provide goods and services to preserve and modernize their Chicago bungalow.

There will be approximately 50 workshops covering everything from the building permit process, financing and kitchen design. You can apply to certify your bungalow at the Expo. Staff will be on hand for same day certification.

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