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Hampton House

Identification

Hampton House
Sherry Apartment Hotel
116655

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
brick
applied masonry
dark red
beaux-arts / historism

Usages

residential

Facts

  • Features a rooftop penthouse apartment on the east side, overlooking Lake Michigan.
  • The building's height was measured from street level to the tip of a small decorative gable on the mechanical penthouse's north parapet.
  • A colony of parakeets has been nesting in the park across the street for several years.
  • Hampton House was the residence of Chicago's former congressman and mayor, Harold Washington.
  • First highrise building on the South Side of Chicago, excluding churches and the tall buildings of the 1893 Columbian Exposition. This building and The Pierre (in Lincoln Park, also built 1918) are the first two highrise apartment buildings outide downtown in Chicago.
  • Built in conjunction with the 11-story Del Prado Apartment Hotel, next door to the west.

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Location

5300 South Shore Drive
60615
Hyde Park
South Side
Chicago
Illinois
U.S.A.

Technical Data

155.35 ft
155.35 ft
155.35 ft
12
1917
1918

Involved Companies

Newhouse & Bernham
construction company, developer
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