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Kids Construct Igloo On Southwest Side

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Some youngsters built an igloo in front of this Southwest Side house. (Credit: CBS)

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CHICAGO (CBS) – A certain front yard featuring an igloo could pass for Nome, Alaska, but it’s actually on Chicago’s Southwest Side.

Some youngsters constructed the igloo in the front yard at the Nagel residence, located in the Clearing neighborhood, at 62nd and Meade avenues just west of Midway International Airport.

The igloo is 10 feet tall. It was built by the Nagels’ son and a few of his friends, and the boy’s mother says it took them a few days to complete.

The word “igloo” is derived from the Inuit word “iglu,” which refers not only to houses built out of snow, but also out of other materials such as sod or driftwood. But outside of Inuit society, an “igloo” only refers to a house constructed of snow, usually in a domed structure.

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