Chicago-style brick bungalows, built mostly in the 1920s, are an integral part of the housing stock of Chicago and surrounding areas. In Brookfield, there are some 600 of these houses, plus a number of frame bungalows.
You can discover what made this style so popular in a Wednesday, March 25 Brookfield Historical Society presentation.
The program takes place at the historic Grossdale Station, 8820½ Brookfield Ave. beginning at 7:30. The presenter will be David Simpson, who was a co-author of the village’s centennial history book, Brookfield Illinois: A History.
In addition, he has been quoted in articles about this housing style, and has written an article for American Bungalow magazine. He will show slides of some of the village’s bungalows.