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Windermere House

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Identification

Windermere House
Windermere East Hotel
116766

Map

Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
brick
applied masonry
light brown
beaux-arts / historism

Usages

rental apartments

Facts

  • The Windermere Hotel was originally two buildings, but the western building (the smaller one) was demolished. Several famous writers stayed in the hotel, and John Rockefeller was a frequent guest.
  • The front entrance is in a domed rotunda at the center of a wide courtyard facing Jackson Park.
  • Writer Edna Ferber lived in this building during the 1920s.

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Location

1642 East 56th Street
5598 South Hyde Park Boulevard, 5599 South Cornell Avenue
1642 East 56th Street
60637
Hyde Park
South Side
Chicago
Illinois
U.S.A.

Technical Data

150.68 ft
13
May 1923

Involved Companies

Rapp & Rapp

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