Chicago, IL: Department of Planning and Development, 1996. First edition. Original Wraps. Quarto, pp. 88. Includes index and glossary of terms. Illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Near Fine. Item #19134
Thousands of storefronts stand vacant or underused along Chicago's 500 miles of commercial arteries, remnants of once-thriving neighborhood shopping districts of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Rehabbed into dwelling units, these former storefronts bolster a city's residential neighborhoods. This book includes chapters on shopping for the right storefront, discussion of the key conversion issues, and in-depth examination of five conversions. An interesting and entertaining read.