Tag: The History of the Apartment

Who Started Apartment Living Anyway?

  Oak Park is a community rich with history and Oak Park Apartments likes to highlight that history. Pondering our own history made us curious about the history of apartment buildings and that search led us all the way back to ancient Rome. Yes, we can thank the Romans for the… Read more »

Know Your Apartment History

The term “apartment” is all American but the origins of apartment living date back all the way to ancient Rome.  Owning a home, back in ancient Rome, was only for the wealthy and in fact most Romans lived in apartment buildings termed insulae, or islands, because they would take up… Read more »