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Edgewater Beach Apartments

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5555 N. Sheridan Rd.




Marshall & Fox, 1928



Edgewater Beach Apartments are the only remaining part of the Edgewater Beach Hotel complex, started by Marshall and Fox in 1918. This massive, Spanish-style “Pink Palace” was connected to the hotel by a three-block beach promenade for decades. The hotel was demolished in the late 1960s—a decade after the extension of Lake Shore Drive cut the hotel off from the beach. The building became a co-op in 1949, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994. It has a unique Maltese-Cross shape to give each room an abundance of natural light and to maximize views of Lake Michigan. An indoor pool terrace overlooks the original Beaux-Arts pool. Edgewater Beach Apartments was named one of the 10 most beautiful buildings in Chicago by TimeOut Chicago.