Chicago Landmarks

Perkins, Fellows & Hamilton Office and Studio

Street Facade, circa 1918     Address: 814 N. Michigan Ave.
Year Built: 1917
Architect: Perkins, Fellows & Hamilton
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: December 1, 1993

Street Facade, circa 1986 Finely detailed with tapestry brick and carved stone ornament, this Arts & Crafts-influenced facade is an excellent example of the type of designs for which this architectural firm was noted (e.g. Schurz High School). It also represents a rare glimpse of what the area surrounding the Chicago Water Tower looked like in the early-20th century, when "Towertown" was a bohemian enclave of artists' studios, galleries, coffee houses, and nightclubs.