Chicago Landmarks

Humboldt Park Boathouse Pavilion

Postcard     Address: 1301 N. Humboldt Blvd.
Year Built: 1906 - 1907
Architect: Schmidt, Garden & Martin , Jens J. Jensen
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: November 13, 1996

Arch Detail, photo by CCL, 1995 This park structure's originality of form, details, and craftsmanship marks it as an exceptional example of the Prairie School style of architecture. Its broad lines are integral with the sweeping nature of Jens Jensen's landscape designs for Humboldt Park, and the building's wide arches frame dramatic vistas of the park. With this design and others, architect Hugh M.G. Garden developed a progressive style that continues to influence modern architecture.