Brendan Daley, Lynda Olander and Ald. Margaret Laurino have been instrumental in shepherding the Independence Park Bungalow through a four-year renovation. Kay Severinsen / Sun-Times Media
The 91-year-old bungalow was a dream home for its original owners, who added built-in glass bookshelves and other upgrades. Kay Severinsen / Sun-Times Media
Brendan Daley, green initiatives director for the Chicago Park District, says that workers were able to save 75 percent of the home's original clay roof. Kay Severinsen / Sun-Times Media
Some of the original lathing between walls may be preserved under glass so visitors will be able to see before and after portions of the wall. Kay Severinsen / Sun-Times Media
The original sink is still visible in the kitchen area and will remain when restoration is complete.
Lynda Olander, president of the Greater Independence Park Neighborhood Association, and Ald. Margaret Laurino (39th) have been heavily involved in the four-year project to renovate a historically significant bungalow. Kay Severinsen / SearchChicago
A dilapidated, 91-year-old grand bungalow, on an over-sized corner lot adjacent to Independence Park, will be completely restored by next spring as a demonstration project for homeowners who want their home energy efficient but historically sensitive. … Read More