2800 N. Pine Grove Ave. | Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
These unique apartments were commissioned by the publisher of American Contractor Magazine and completed in 1893 as the Lincoln Park Palace. Designed by Enoch Hill Turnock, the building has been featured in movies such as Child's Play, Running Scared and Hoodlum. It is rumored that residents have included Illinois Governor John Peter Altgeld, Al Capone contemporary Dion O'Banion and actor Charlie Chaplin. This Romanesque-Revival style building was landmarked in 1982 and 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 Turnock, 1893