An interesting read from Block Club Chicago discussing the city’s unique style of multi-family housing known as “two-flats” which serve a similar function to Hamilton’s duplexes. Unlike Hamilton’s duplexes, the Two-Flats were built to have an owner occupied section and a separate rental apartment.
Much like Hamilton’s duplexes, Chicago’s Two-Flats are increasingly being converted into single family housing, creating problems for affordable housing in Chicago.
Full Story on Block Club Chicago:
Wait, Are Two-Flats Only A Chicago Thing? Why These Uniquely Chicago Homes Have Thrived For A CenturyDespite their history as affordable options for working families, two-flats are “in distress” as people convert them into single-family homes.