Essential Architecture-  Chicago South and West

Keck-Gottschalk-Keck Apartments

architect

George and William Keck

location

5551 S. University Ave.

date

1937

style

International Style

construction

masonry

type

Apartment Building
  Interiors circa 1938
   
Designed as a residence for architects William and George Fred Keck and professor Louis Gottschalk, this three-flat is one of the city's earliest examples of modern architecture that was associated with the International Style. Its living floors are placed above a three-car garage, and the external blinds over the front windows demonstrate the architects' lifelong commitment to innovation, particularly in the field of solar design.

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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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