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Between World War I and the Great Depression, more than 80,000 bungalows were built in Chicago. These one-and-a-half story homes—with detailed masonry and windows, dormered roofs, sheltered entrances and neat lawns—signified the pursuit of the American Dream.

4 Hours
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

On this special bus tour, you'll discover the aesthetic evolution of the historic Chicago Bungalow, factories inspired by the "City Beautiful" movement and neighborhood parks that were impeccably designed. Visit the neighborhoods of Ravenswood Manor, the Villa, Portage Park and Galewood.

Get on the bus!

From March to November, CAC is offering several one-time-only bus tours! Explore different architecture topics throughout Chicagoland and save up to 40% off the public price when you book multiple tours in the series. These tours are expected to sell out quickly, so purchase your tickets today! For information and tickets, visit


$50 public / $42 members
Buy two tickets to multiple tours and save 20% on the public price
Buy 3 or 4 tickets to multiple tours and save 25% on the public price 
Buy 5 or more tickets to multiple tours and save 40% on the public price
Discount will automatically apply when tickets are added to the cart.

Upcoming Bungalow Belt by Bus Tours

The annual departure of this special CAF tour will be scheduled again next year. To get tour updates, sign up to receive our monthly e-news at