Essential Architecture-  Chicago Far South

Kenna Apartments

architect

Barry Byrne

location

2214 E. 69th St.

date

1916

style

Early Modern

construction

Brick

type

Apartment Building
 
 
The ubiquitous Chicago three-flat is creatively transformed through this design, a close collaboration between architect Barry Byrne and sculptor Alfonso Iannelli. The simplicity of the superbly detailed brickwork is offset by the sculptural treatment of the window frames and entrance. The straightforward design and craftsmanship of this South Shore structure marked a major departure from other urban buildings of the period. Byrne, who began his architectural career with "Frank Lloyd Wright, also designed Immaculata High School and St. Thomas the Apostle Church. This building was designed for John F. Kenna, a bookkeeper.

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