The Independence Park Bungalow is an Arts and Crafts jewel set in the heart of Independence Park and serves as a community center. After 75 years of continued use, this architectural treasure has undergone complete rehabilitation. Working in conjunction with the Chicago Park District, Alderman Margaret Laurino, the Independence Park Community, and the City of Chicago, this 501 (c)(3) project will ensure that the Independence Park Bungalow remains a center for the community, while providing a model for environmentally responsible restoration practices.
The reborn Independence Park Bungalow was completed in the Fall of 2012. It is both a gathering place for community events and a model to inspire and inform homeowners throughout Chicago on how to renovate their bungalows and other homes with the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly technologies, while preserving their historic architectural heritage.
For more information, visit http://www.greenbungalowproject.org/
Left to right: Alderman Margaret Laurino (center), along with (left to right): Chuck Shanabruch, Lynda Olander, Jason Aragon and Pat Levar, Jr., accept awards for their role in the Independence Park Bungalow restoration.
Independence Park Bungalow, circa 1936