Essential Architecture-  Chicago Northwest

Humboldt Park Boathouse Pavilion

architect

Richard E. Schmidt, Garden & Martin; with Jens Jensen

location

1301 N. Humboldt Blvd.

date

1906-07

style

Prairie school

construction

masonry

type

Boathouse Pavilion in Park
   
 
 
   
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.

links

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