Lakeview four apartments with huge apartments, 1910 interiors for sale

Completed in 1910 with a stately brick and stone exterior, the building was designed by Samuel Crowen, the architect of several industrial buildings in the Loop and West Loop, the Biograph Theater and several apartment buildings on the North Side. Crowen designed the Surf Street building, and a neighbor that no longer exists, for William Remy, Cassandra Francis said.

The combination of styles in the interior may have been Crowen’s attempt to fuse both a popular European style with the emerging Chicago style. Unit sizes were not unusual in the days when wealthy families wanted large homes in urban settings. Similar buildings can be found around the city, particularly in Kenwood, Hyde Park and Lakeview.

Clint Francis, a law professor at Northwestern University, has lived in the building for about 35 years, originally as a tenant. Cassandra Francis has lived there for about 28 years. In 2000, they bought it for $866,000 from their owners, who had owned the building since at least the early 1950s.

In 1954, those landlords, the Hallbauer family, rented two of the apartments from the Greek Embassy, ​​according to archived Chicago Tribune articles. The embassy remained in the building until 1970, Clint Francis said.

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