Humboldt Park Home Inspection
The Humboldt Park neighborhood is known for its dynamic social and ethnic demographic change over the years. The Puerto Rican community has identified strongly with the area since the 1970s; Humboldt Park is also the name of a 207-acre (0.8 km²) park adjacent to the community area.
The park was named for Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859), a German naturalist and geographer famed for his five-volume work Cosmos: Draft of a Physical Description of the World. His single visit to the United States did not include Chicago. Humboldt Park is part of Chicago’s Boulevard Park System, which flanks the Loop with large parks linked with boulevards. The park is lined with graystone houses and is now enjoying a non-restrictive landmark status on Kedzie Ave. The park itself has 3 major historical public buildings, including the Boat House (designed by Schmidt, Garden and Martin), the Field House ( which received a 1.5 million dollar renovation grant, being implemented in 2013) and the Historic Stables (described more below).
Chicago annexed most of the neighborhood in 1869, the year the park was laid out. Because the area lay just beyond the city’s fire code jurisdiction, as set out after the 1871 fire, this made low cost construction possible.
It is highly recommended that you get a complete professional home inspection done on any home that you purchase in Humboldt Park. The unique architecture and ornate Victorian homes may have surprises or complications that an experienced home inspector can identify in their home inspection report.
Humboldt Park is also home to several Frank Loyd Right houses often featured in The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago event hosted every fall.
If you are planning to attend an open house to give it a thorough inspection, don’t go in blind. There’s a whole lot you can find out about a property, either by checking it out yourself in person during the inspection or asking the on-site real estate agent (or both).
We have inspected many homes in Humboldt Park community, and have many years of experience with the homes in the neighborhood! Call us today to schedule a Humboldt Park home inspection.
- City of Chicago Humboldt Park Community Map
- Humboldt Park in Chicago Park Districts
- Historical images of Humboldt Park in Explore Chicago Collections
- Humboldt Park” in Biking the Boulevards with Geoffrey Baer
- a Latino resource
- Humboldt Park Arts, Culture, Gentrification, Immigration
- Young Lords in Lincoln Park
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