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The Cloisters

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Identification

The Cloisters
117226

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
concrete
brick
applied masonry
renaissance revival
flat roof with boxes

Usages

rental apartments

Facts

  • Among the former residents who won Nobel Prizes are Leon Lederman (Physics, 1988) and Charles Huggins (Medicine, 1966).
  • Professor Allan Bloom, famous for his book "The Closing of the American Mind" and translations of Plato, was a resident of this building.
  • A fountain at the east end of the courtyard feeds a long pool through a narrow channel, similar to the gardens of La Alhambra.
  • The sculptor Lorado Taft was one of the first persons to buy a unit in the building.
  • The building's name comes from the cloistered walkway along the south side of its courtyard.

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Location

5801-5811 South Dorchester Avenue
1401-1417 East 58th Street
5801-5811 South Dorchester Avenue
60637
Hyde Park
South Side
Chicago
Illinois
U.S.A.

Technical Data

170.00 ft
170.00 ft
170.00 ft
13
1
Aug 1927
1928

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