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Carl Street Studios

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Identification

Carl Street Studios
238243

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Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]
masonry
brick
ceramic tile
exposed structure
brown
art nouveau

Usages

residential condominium

Facts

  • The structure forms a complex shape like a tiny medieval village, with bridges, portals, terraces, and courtyards.
  • Carl Street Studios were originally a Victorian apartment complex. During the 1920s a group of artists took over the building and made extensive additions and alterations in a whimsical ornamental style.
  • Several successive artists have added to the building's ornamental design over the years according the the demands of maintenance.
  • The building retains the original name of Burton Place in its own name.
  • In its early years the building served as a home to the Old Town Artists Colony.
  • Among the artists who contributed to the design were Sol Kogen, Edgar Miller, and Jesus Torres.
  • The contributions of Jesus Torres can be recognized for their Mexican character, including some wooden doors with very heavy Aztec-inspired detailing.

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Location

155 West Burton Place
155 West Burton Place
60610
Near North Side
Downtown
Old Town
Chicago
Illinois
U.S.A.

Technical Data

46.36 ft
4
1927

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