|Houseboats on the North Branch of the Chicago River near Western Avenue, 1927
In this photograph, taken along the north branch of the Chicago River at Western Avenue in 1927, houseboats seem a part of the residential neighborhood seen in the background. However, many houseboat owners chose to live in them to avoid real estate taxes and the permanence of neighborhood living.
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