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Carl Street Studios

Address

155 W. Burton Pl.

Neighborhood

Old Town

Hours

Sat, Oct 19: Closed

Sun, Oct 20: 10am - 5pm

Photography Permitted

Built

1877

Renovation

Edgar Miller, Sol Kogen, Jesus Torres, and Andrew Rebori, 1927-40

Description

This 1877 mansion, on what was then called Carl Street, had fallen into disrepair by the 1920s. It was purchased by entrepreneur Sol Kogen and transformed into a collection of artist studios by Edgar Miller, Jesus Torres, Andrew Rebori, and others, working mostly between 1927 and 1940. These artists created a labyrinth of enchanting and eclectic courtyards, nooks and living/studio spaces adorned with stained glass windows, murals, mosaics, wood carvings, ceramic sculptures and other art installations. Carl Street Studios is the anchor of the landmark West Burton Place Historic District, which is on the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated a Chicago Landmark District.

Visitor Experience

Step inside the enigmatic brick gate to explore art and lush gardens in the intimate private courtyards of the Carl Street Studios. Knowledgeable individuals and experts from Edgar Miller Legacy will be on hand to provide context and answer questions. No residences will be open.

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