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Edgewater Beach Apartments

Address

5555 N. Sheridan Rd.

Neighborhood

Edgewater

Hours

Sat, Oct 13: 9am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 14: Closed

Photography Permitted

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.

Behind the Scenes

See the elegant two-story lobby, indoor terrace, Beaux-Arts pool, award-winning gardens and more at this storied building celebrating its 90th birthday this year.

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