Monday, April 05, 2010

Charm is at a premium in East Lakeview

Walking the streets of East Lakeview, I find little post WWII architecture worth stopping for.

They don't build 'em like these anymore. I imagine these brick two flats were built between 1910 and 1920.

There are very few boom era multi-unit buildings built in the last 15 years worth looking at from the outside. It's shocking that you have to go back over 75 years really to find attractive architecture in East Lakeview.

I can't say I've put a ton of thought into this critique. It is, however, my gut feeling that outside of a handful of well built masonry new construction that I respect for quality and strength, there has been next to nothing in multi-units built in East Lakeview after 1940 worth preserving.

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