A couple weeks ago Your Guide went on a walking tour of Boystown with YoChicago’s Joe Askins. On one of our side street detours, we stumbled upon a great example of a renovated and rejuvinated Four Plus One (4+1) that is a testament to creative thinking. Typically, the Four Plus One is one of Chicago’s most maligned architectural styles.
With good reason.
Built in the 1950’s and 1960’s, they’re hideously ugly, cramped and dark. Saving graces to the buildings include modern amenities such as air conditioning, decent kitchens, better closets than in comparable vintage buildings, and parking.