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Edgewater Beach Apartments

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5555 N. Sheridan Rd.




Marshall & Fox, 1928



Edgewater Beach Apartments is 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 it 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 maximum natural light and views of Lake Michigan. An indoor terrace overlooks the original Beaux-Arts pool.

Artist installation

Catch a presentation of "Settlement," a sculptural installation by arts collaborative Ballas & Wax. This series of ghostly architectural sculptures are a meditation on access, territory and migration. It uncovers the material and human connections between Chicago's North and West side communities and the histories that bind them.

Saturday, 1—5pm

Archived In

2015 , 2016 , 2017 , 2018