Essential Architecture-  Chicago South and West

Powhatan Apartments

architect

Robert DeGolyer and Charles Morgan

location

4950 S. Chicago Beach Dr.

date

1927-29

style

Art Deco 

construction

steel frame, limestone clad

type

Apartment Building
 
 
   
The facade of this 22-story, luxury-apartment highrise reflects Eliel Saarinen's influential, streamlined design for the Tribune Tower competition of 1922. Terra-cotta ornamental panels feature scenes from American Indian culture, befitting a building that was named for a famous Algonquin Indian chief.

links

With special thanks to the City of Chicago website, www.egov.cityofchicago.org , for much of the info on this page.
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