1. Painted Ladies for your enjoyment

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  2. House in BROOKLYN - 1910

    At least they had 2 bathrooms on the 2nd floor.  Imagine the morning rush if they had followed the prevailing trend of the times and only included 1 bathroom.

    Also notice that no provision for a 1st floor powder room is shown in the plans. Better not be in a  hurry when you get home

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  3. FLATBUSH TRUST COMPANY - BROOKLYN - 1906 

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  4. Exterior and floor plan for a 2 bedroom bungalow from 1926 planing book

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  5. 221 e Walton St -Chicago_1917

    From a period publication titled APARTMENTS OF THE BETTER CLASS

    3 Flat using a interior design for what were obviously upscale residents. A good indication of this is the inclusion of a passenger elevator in a 3 storie walkup; a very rare perk even by todays standards. Then you have a driveway curb cut with access to both the main building and garage parking.

    We have what has become the required servants room with its own private bath. Now open wood porches here; but a enclosed stairwell.This is not moderately sized unit.

    I think the designers were anticipating adjacent future construction in that zero lot-line elements are present in the layout

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  6. 1133 Columbia Ave - Evanston_1917

    From a period publication titled APARTMENTS OF THE BETTER CLASS

    3 Flat in one of the classic designs that were planned too work in either a zero lot-line minimum side-yard configuration. 

    Againg we have the inclusion of a servants room with its own private bath even though the unit could still be considered of moderate size

    For more Info on this building type go here for a previous post

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  7. 1214 n Astor Street - Chicago_1917

    This building is still standing and loks very much the same. From a period publication titled APARTMENTS OF THE BETTER CLASS

    Not a bad monthly rental; But Hey its from 1917

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  8. Martin apartments - Chicago_1920’s

    3 Flat in one of the classic designs that were planned too work in a zero lot-line configuration. 

    Notice the inclusion of a servants room with its own private bath even though the unit is of moderate size

    For more Info on this building type go here for a previous post

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  9. Small Office Building - Philadelphia_1920’s

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  10. Exterior rendering from 1889 American Architect magazine

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