Re: 2500 W. Touhy
Date: July 08, 2014 01:56PM
There are huge areas of similar townhouses along Ridge, Howard and around Milwaukee/Golf (all over Niles) from the 50's. The one's along Touhy were probably built to be walking distance to Shul.
Granville Gardens, Win-Hood et al (Lunt-Lake Apartments, Parkway Gardens, Sherman Gardens and so on) were developed by a Mutual Homes cooperative trust model and all were designed by Holsman, Holsman, Klekamp and Taylor as affordable owner-occupied cooperatives, which most of them still are to this day. Holsman developed a large number of cooperatives before WWII in South Shore and Hyde Park as mutual trust cooperatives as Parker-Holsman (which still exists as a property management company in Hyde Park). Henry K Holsman, founder of this all, was originally an automobile manufacturer as well as architect.