Chicago Landmarks

Keck-Gottschalk-Keck Apartments

University Ave. elevation Street Elevation, by William Keck     Address: 5551 S. University Ave.
Year Built: 1937
Architect: George and William Keck
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: August 3, 1994

Exterior louvers Designed as a residence for architects William and George Fred Keck and professor Louis Gottschalk, this three-flat is one of the city's earliest examples of modern architecture that was associated with the International Style. Its living floors are placed above a three-car garage, and the external blinds over the front windows demonstrate the architects' lifelong commitment to innovation, particularly in the field of solar design.