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Property Name Portage Park Bungalow Historic District
Reference Number 14000620
State Illinois
County Cook
Town Chicago
Street Address Roughly bounded bv West Pensacola Avenue (north), North Lockwood Avenue (east), West Hutchinson Street (south), and North Central Avenue (west)
Multiple Property Submission Name Chicago Bungalows
Status Listed 9/17/2014
Areas of Significance Community Planning and development, Architecture
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The Portage Park Bungalow Historic District meets the National Register Criteria outlined in the Chicago Bungalow Multiple Property Listing - specifically, A for local significance for being associated with events that contributed to broad patterns of Chicago history; and C for local significance by embodying the characteristics of a distinctive type, period, and method of residential construction (the bungalow). While the Portage Park neighborhood on the whole maintains a high level of architectural and historical significance, the significance of this district is particularly distinct and notable for its high percentage of intact brick Chicago bungalows and beautifully cohesive streetscapes. Located in close proximity to Portage Park itself, this district was one of the first areas in the neighborhood to be developed for single-family residences. A vast majority of the houses in the district were built in the 1920s, making this district particularly important as a reflection of the early twentieth-century single-family housing trend in the neighborhood, the city, and across the country. The period of significance for the district is 1915-1930, the years of construction of the first and last major contributing buildings, a determination that follows the period of significance requirement outlined in the Chicago Bungalow MPL.

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