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Edgewater Beach Apartments

Address

5555 N. Sheridan Rd.
Enter on Bryn Mawr just East of Sheridan

Neighborhood

Edgewater

Hours

Sat, Oct 19: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 20: Closed

Photography Permitted Refreshments Available

Architect

Marshall & Fox, 1928

Website

ebachicago.com

Description

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.

Visitor Experience

Enjoy a resident-guided tour of the elegant two-story lobby, indoor terrace, Beaux-Arts pool, award-winning gardens and more at this storied building. The Edgewater Beach Cafe will be open for lunch. Note: Outside terrace and garden are not wheelchair accessible.