Brick flats of the two-, three-, or four-flat variety are found throughout Chicago. Popular from the late 1800’s to the early 1940’s, these multi-family buildings were largely taller versions of single family houses popular at the time. The workers cottage, greystone, and even bungalow were used as a basis for building up. Regularly these were owner occupied building with an apartment or two for additional income. The street facing facade sported limestone accents and commonly had bay windows and off-center entrances. The interior often featured ornate wooden moldings, including built-in hutches, cabinetry, and bookshelves. The greystone two-flat is commonly cited as a predecessor to its brick-flat brother. Using the same layout and a single front entrance that utilized a walk-up, the brick flat allowed for greater neighborhood density without the use of large apartment complexes.
Printed on an Epson Stylus Pro 7900, using Epson UltraChrome HDR ink-jet technology which covers 98% of the Pantone Matching System color gamut. The paper is a heavyweight 10.3 mil thick stock of Epson Enhanced Matte Paper.
The frames are solid wood (painted matte black) and made in Los Angeles. Shatter resistant acrylite that is optically pure covers the print. The frames have a border of 1″ making the final diameter of the framed print 1″ large all around (ie. 12″ x 16″ = 14″ x 18″) and frames are not matted.