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Old 05-15-2014, 12:06 PM
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Whence the term "2-flat?"

In the middle of an apartment hunt, I keep seeing the term "2-flat" in reference to two unit buildings. Googling around, it looks like this phrase is mainly unique to Chicago. So where did it come from, seeing as "flat" is normally a British term for an apartment? And why is it just a local phrase.

Bonus Question: Is there a name of this style of architecture, which is ubiquitous to the region: