Are you a Chicago architecture lover?

We made an illustrated e-mail "tour"
of the city's classic home types and styles.

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How it works:

We'll send you one part of the series every Sunday evening for six weeks, each one with descriptions and illustrations of the classic Chicago home types and style.

Next tour starts every Sunday at 8PM. 

Here's what we cover:

A Chicago Story in Homes

A Cottage for the Workers

Shades of Grey(stone)-esque

The Victorian Reign

Two-flat, Three-flat, Six-flat, More

Life in the Belt: Bungalow Country

What people had to say:

"This email series is SO incredibly good. It unlocks the answers to a million questions I’ve had driving around Chicago. I can’t really explain it, but the effect is profound."
"Really great and enjoyable!...Informative, not too complicated/detailed and therefore a good, brief introduction to the different styles, with beautiful illustrations that support the story." 
 "I loved loved loved this! Tons of fun to read, great formatting, enjoyed the illustrations." 
"Engaging and easy to follow. Great reference photos/drawings as well! All this background context will certainly make our neighborhood walks/explorations richer as we notice small details in the houses we walk past. We even forwarded this series along to relatives/friends." 
"It's excellent! I particularly like the tips on what to look for to identify certain styles out in the wild, and the explanation of the historical influences on the styles." 
"I'm loving this so much! I'm out of town, so this is giving me just the right amount of homesickness." 


Want more like this? Phil and writer/historic preservationist Carla Bruni are working on a book on this subject: a full-length, illustrated guide to Chicago homes. Stay tuned. By signing up here, you'll be the first to know about that and other uniquely special news and offers. You can unsubscribe to our newsletters anytime, for any reason.