In the early 1900s, Chicago’s “bungalow belt” took shape across the outer-ring neighborhoods. After WWII, at the belt’s far edge, this distinctive housing type often morphed into new hybrid forms. Join us as we explore variations of a classic style.
Looking specifically at Galewood, a neighborhood within the larger Austin community area, CAC Docent Tom Drebenstedt will examine housing development patterns and stylistic innovation branching out from the humble bungalow during the mid-1900s.
Presenter: Tom Drebenstedt
Tom Drebenstedt has been a CAC Docent for 35 years, engaging in docent leadership roles in addition to initiating several popular CAC tours, including the Chicago Bungalow Belt bus tours. Tom balanced his love for being a docent with a career in construction, including work on the Symphony Center and Art Institute’s Modern Wing.