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Chicago Beach Hotel - Chicago, Illinois
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv
N 41° 48.141 W 087° 35.204
16T E 451257 N 4627998
Quick Description: The 1929 Beaux-Arts Chicago Beach Hotel, one of the last apartment-hotels erected in Hyde Park before construction was halted by the Depression, was designed by architect Warnes M. Pearson.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 9/18/2007 11:34:17 AM
Waymark Code: WM27NN
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member snfromky
Views: 39

Long Description:

The name of this hotel is a bit of a misnomer. It lies two blocks inland from the Lake Michigan shore. There was actually a building named the ‘Chicago Beach Hotel’ built in 1898. That hotel was on the beach, and still existed when this apartment-hotel was erected in 1929.

It is said that the interior, containing 95 apartment units, is one of the most fashionable Art Deco interiors in Hyde Park. The entry is vaulted and paneled with marble; the lobby is paneled with a wood veneer. Both rooms feature Art Deco bas reliefs.

Street address:
5100-5110 South Cornell Avenue
Chicago, IL USA


County / Borough / Parish: Cook County

Year listed: 1986

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1925-1949

Historic function: Apartment Building

Current function: Apartment Building

Privately owned?: yes

Season start / Season finish: From: 1/1/2007 To: 12/31/2007

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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