Historic Chicago Bungalow Association
A non-profit group dedicated to helping homeowners maintain, preserve, and adapt their unique Chicago Bungalow.

Current National Register Chicago Bungalow Historic Districts

A National Register Historic District is a concentration of historic buildings, structures, sites or objects united historically or aesthetically by plan or physical development. Any one property in the district may not be particularly significant individually, but as a collection they are significant. Most Chicago bungalows nominated for listing on the National Register will be nominated as part of a district. In addition to the cultural and historical prestige of living in a National Register Historic District, homeowners are eligible for tax freeze for up to 12 years  Our work to create these districts is generously funded by the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

Falconer Historic District
More than anything else, what distinguishes this bungalow neighborhood in Belmont Cragin is the fact that it was not segregated from the industrial and manufacturing districts where many of its residents worked - it was in the thick of it. Read more >>

North Mayfair Historic District
The bungalows that emerged in North Mayfair between 1913 and 1930 allowed working and middle-class, blue and white collar families to also share in the American dream of homeownership.  Read more >>

Wrightwood Historic District
The Wrightwood District, developed between 1916 and 1925, is one of the few bungalow communities to be built on a boulevard.  Read more >>

Rogers Park Manor Historic District
Local bungalow architects Benedict J. Bruns, Ernest Braucher, Lyman Allison, and dozens of others experimented with form and stylistic detailing to create bungalows that were truly unique to Chicago.  Read more >>

Schorch Irving Park Gardens Historic District
Albert Schorsch developed the Irving Park Gardens Historic District in the Portage Park neighborhood from 1917 to 1926. Read more >>

South Park Manor Historic District
The South Park Manor Historic District in Chatham, built between 1915 and 1927, features a great cluster of diverse bungalow designs due to the involvement of a myriad of developers and architects.

South Shore Historic District
The South Shore Historic District is one of the earliest Chicago bungalow neighborhoods and was developed on the site of the 1893 Worlds Columbian Exposition. Read more >>

Talman West Ridge Historic District
The diverse bungalow styles that exist in the Talman West Ridge Historic District contribute to the unique character of the surrounding community. Read more >>

West Chatham Historic District
Originally an un-inhabited swampy area of South Chicago, West Chatham began to flourish as a bungalow neighborhood in the 1920’s. Read more >>

Auburn Gresham Historic District
The Auburn Gresham Bungalow Historic District has been officially designated and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on October 9th, 2012.  The boundaries of the 10th Bungalow Historic District are in an area in the northwest corner of the Auburn Gresham community area. 340 homes are included in this area. Read more >> 

Portage Park Bungalow Historic District
The Portage Park Bungalow Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on September 17, 2014. It is located in the vicinity of Portage Park, which along with the additions of Portage Park Elementary School and expanded transportation lines, increased construction in the area. Read more >>

Creating Chicago Bungalow Historic Districts
Through generous funding from the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Historic Chicago Bungalow Association, working together with local bungalow community groups, led the efforts to designate ten bungalow neighborhoods for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Learn more about the process for nominating a bungalow historic district. >>

State of Illinois Property Tax Assessment Freeze
This incentive offers a property tax freeze for up to 12 years for those bungalows located in Historic Districts.  Learn more about the benefits of the Property Tax Assessment Freeze Program. >>