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Park Castle Condominiums

Address

2416 W. Greenleaf Ave.
Enter on Greenleaf near park

Neighborhood

West Ridge

Hours

Sat, Oct 13: 9am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 14: 9am - 5pm

Photography Permitted

Architect

Jens J. Jensen, 1925

Description

Architect Jens J. Jensen—not to be confused with landscape architect Jens Jensen—designed this 1925 structure. The sprawling, double courtyard brick apartment building looks like a castle, with crenelations, turrets and towers. A moat-like pond was once graced by live swans. This feature has been removed, but the bridges and some retaining walls remain. Inside the complex, an extravagant indoor pool, reflecting the opulence of the era, remains one of Chicago's best-kept secrets.

Behind the Scenes

View the private swimming pool with a fountain, mosaic-tiled walls and a unique tent-like ceiling.