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Old 06-20-2014, 01:33 PM
pulykamell pulykamell is offline
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Originally Posted by Mr Downtown View Post
I don't know how to make this more clear without sounding rude, but that is simply factually incorrect. Nearly all Chicago two- and three-flats were built that way. You can look up the original building permits on microfilm at the UIC Library and a few other places, or you can look at the aggregate data in the 1937 land use survey.

Perhaps you're being misled by the fact that the stairway to the upper unit is generally behind the main entry door from the porch.
I agree with this. As I know them , most two- and three-flats were designed with such consideration. Hence the identical floor plans and such.

Last edited by pulykamell; 06-20-2014 at 01:34 PM.