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Yale Building


6565 S. Yale Ave.




Sat, Oct 15: 9am - 3pm

Sun, Oct 16: 9am - 3pm

Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible


John T. Long, 1892


The Yale is one of Chicago's best-kept secrets. This seven-story Richardsonian-Romanesque building originally offered luxury apartments for visitors to the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893. Like the Brewster Building, a very similar building in Lincoln Park, the Yale also has a beautiful skylit atrium ringed with walkways that resemble the balconies of the New Orleans French Quarter. Bright yellow walls, trickling fountains and a verdant profusion of hanging vines transport residents and guests away from the streets of Chicago to a tranquil jungle-like atmosphere. The landmark building was saved, extensively restored and converted into senior living apartments in 2003.

Behind the Scenes

Experience the magnificent and lush skylit atrium of this hidden gem.