With a distinct limestone facade harvested primarily from quarries around Bedford Indiana, the multi-flat greystone is Chicago’s version of the New York brownstone. Constructed from around 1890 through the 1930’s, they are found in a variety of ornamentation styles, with the most common treatment being a simplified Classical Revival. These houses were built as both single-family homes and multi-family buildings. Stacked apartments and a single street-facing entrance made multi-flat greystones hard to distinguish from their wealthier single-family counterparts. These features provided greystones with the appearance of grand and spacious living, while allowing a density not previously possible with smaller workers cottages.
Greystones generally had a first floor built 4 to 5 feet above ground level, creating a grand entrance that provided more privacy for the first floor tenants. These buildings took advantage of Chicago’s lot size (25’ X 125’) by using the narrow frontage to full effect with their ornamental limestone facades.
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.