Edgewater Beach Apartments
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.
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.