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Identification

1321 East 56th Street
Tower Homes
116714

Map

Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
brick
applied masonry
brown
neo-gothic

Usages

residential condominium

Facts

  • This narrow tower stands out in the middle of a residential neighborhood near the University of Chicago.
  • Gothic details, including a pointed arch over the main entrance and mosaic bands of tile in the lobby, create an architectural character in harmony with the collegiate gothic dominating the U. of C. campus.
  • There are only 13 residences in the building: one per floor starting at the second level.
  • The roofline has an interesting shape with several setbacks and terraces, an extended shear wall, and a chimney.
  • The two upper floors were originally devoted to playrooms.
  • The cornices and chimneys originally featured battlements, and the recreational penthouse on the top floor had an open loggia on its west side.

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Location

1321 East 56th Street
1321 East 56th Street
60637
Hyde Park
South Side
Chicago
Illinois
U.S.A.

Technical Data

162.27 ft
14
1929
1929
2

Involved Companies

Henry K. Holsman

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