2800 N. Pine Grove Ave. | Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
Originally called the Lincoln Park Palace, the Brewster was commissioned by the publisher of American Contractor Magazine and completed in 1893. Designed by Enoch Hill Tumock, the building has been featured in movies such as Child's Play, Running Scared and Hoodlum. It is rumored that notable residents have included Illinois Governor John Peter Altgeld, Al Capone contemporary Dion O'Bannion and actor Charlie Chaplin. Landmarked in 1982, this Romanesque-Revival style building has maintained its original architectural integrity. Preserved interior features include a manually operated caged elevator and suspended glass-block walkways.
Behind the Scenes Access: Ride the caged elevator to an upper floor and experience the unique atrium from one of the Brewster's signature glass-block, bridge-style walkways.
Architect: Enoch Hill Tumock, 1893