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Shoreland Hall

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Identification

Shoreland Hall
Shoreland Hotel
116613

Map

Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
brick
applied masonry
light brown
spanish colonial revival

Usages

dormitory

Facts

  • Originally a luxury hotel, the building has been converted into a dormitory for the University of Chicago.
  • The east side of the building wraps around a landscaped courtyard. Rooms on this side have views of Lake Michigan, Burnham Park, and Promontory Point.
  • The hotel contained two ballrooms, a bowling alley, and an indoor miniature golf course.
  • In the 1940s the building was used as temporary housing for soldiers injured in World War II.
  • The entrance hall is a cavernous 2-story room running north and south - a relic of the building's days as a hotel.
  • Elvis Presley and Amelia Earhart were among the guests when this was a hotel.
  • From the 1920s to 1940s the hotel hosted many baseball teams visiting Chicago to play the White Sox.

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Location

5454 South Shore Drive
5454 South Shore Drive
60615
Hyde Park
South Side
Chicago
Illinois
U.S.A.

Technical Data

150.68 ft
13
1925
1926
6

Involved Companies

Fridstein & Co.

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