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Hotel St. Benedict Flats

James J. Egan, architect

 

1882-83

 
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By Kevin Vincent, June 7, 2013
1. Hotel St. Benedict Flats Marker
Inscription. This rare surviving example of Victorian Gothic design is also one of the city's best late-19th century apartment buildings. Because early luxury apartments were viewed with skepticism, this building was designed to look like a series of four separate townhouses. It was named for the Benedictines, a religious order that had operated a church on the site before the Fire of 1871.
 
Erected 1996 by Commission on Chicago Landmarks.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chicago Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 41° 53.811′ N, 87° 37.603′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is at the intersection of East Chicago Avenue and North Wabash Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East Chicago Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago IL 60611, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Office and Studio of Perkins, Fellows & Hamilton, architects (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Water Tower & Great Chicago Fire (about 600 feet away); Senator William J. Connors (about 600 feet away); DeWitt Clinton Cregier
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By Bill Kirchner, September 27, 2014
2. Hotel St. Benedict Flats Marker
(about 600 feet away); Old Water Tower (about 600 feet away); Chicago Water Tower (about 600 feet away); Great World War (about 600 feet away); Tribune Tower (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Chicago.
 
Also see . . .  Chicago Landmarks webpage for Hotel St. Benedict Flats. (Submitted on July 10, 2013, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
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By Bill Kirchner, September 27, 2014
3. Hotel St. Benedict Flats Marker
small plaque below marker
Benedictine Sisters of Chicago founded their community on this site on August 23, 1861.
Hotel St. Benedict Flats image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, June 7, 2013
4. Hotel St. Benedict Flats
Hotel St. Benedict Flats image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, June 7, 2013
5. Hotel St. Benedict Flats
Hotel St. Benedict Flats image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 27, 2014
6. Hotel St. Benedict Flats
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. This page has been viewed 460 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4, 5. submitted on , by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia.   6. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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