Munger Place offers homeowners a unique experience to own an architectural gem of the past with the modern conveniences of today. Munger Place consists of five streets: Junius, Worth, Tremont, Victor and Reiger Streets. On the northwest side, the area has its boundary at the alley running between Junius and Gaston. To the southeast, the district ends as the alley passing between Reiger and Columbia. Worth, Victor, and Reiger extend between North Fitzhugh Avenue on the southwest and North Henderson Avenue on the northeast. With its southwest limits also at Fitzhugh, Junius extends beyond Henderson to Dumas, including the houses on the northwest side of the street. Tremont has its northwest boundary as Henderson, but extends beyond Fitzhugh to Prairie Avenue on the southwest. This extension of Tremont includes the lots on both sides of the street. These five streets are intersected by Collett Avenue and Munger Boulevard. All streets that form the Munger Place Historic District are clearly designated by sign-toppers and street lighting in the fashion of the early 1900s.
The developers of Munger Place worked to attain a quality of uniformity and eliteness. As there were no zoning laws in 1905, they achieved this quite successfully, and their success is still evident where the original homes and lots are concerned. Currently comprised of over 250 households, approximately 95% of Munger Place's residences have been restored to their former glory.
The predominant style influencing the design of the homes in Munger Place is the Prairie Style; however there are some examples of early 20th century Bungalow and Neo-Classical architectural forms. Developed in Chicago and the Midwest at the turn of the 20th century, by Frank Lloyd Wright, Prairie Style is characterized by a number of features, such as emphasis on the horizontal, two stories with single story wings or porches, low hipped or double pitched roofs, and banding of windows. The homes of Munger Place reflecting the Prairie Style generally deviate from that style in material or details, but reflect enough elements of the style to note the derivation.
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