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Preservation Watch

Chicago's most ubiquitous of residential styles—the bungalow—is a treasure from a national perspective. That's why there's 10 distinct National Register bungalow districts across town. Prepare to add an eleventh. According to Lee Bey's WBEZ column, a state panel is weighing the merits of an Auburn Gresham historic district— one that'll piece together 250 individual bungalows in the South Side neighborhood. All were built between 1918 and 1932. According to Bey, the venerable bungalow makes up roughly one-third of Chicago's housing stock. Of course, a National Register listing doesn't afford the best protection but it does free up state and federal tax credits for rehab. [WBEZ, photo via Redfin]