Friday, July 17, 2009

Designated "Chicago Landmarks" at Lincoln Park Zoo

  • Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo..

    Lincoln Park Zoo ...
    The Lincoln Park Zoo has many attractions, I would have never guessed that it has three "Chicago Landmark" buildings:
    • Cafe Brauer / South Pond Refactory
    • Carson Cottage / Men's and Ladies' Comfort Station
    • Kovler Lion House  

    Cafe Brauer / South Pond Refactory ...
    Completed: 1908
    Architect: Dwight H. Perkins
    Location: 2021 N. Stockton Dr.
    The building is an outstanding example of the Prairie style architecture ..
    On its second-floor is the "Great Hall", which is a fine example of Arts-and-Crafts design. Its designer, Dwight Perkins, was an important progressive architect in Chicago in the early 20th century..
    # For more on Cafe Brauer, click here..

    Carson Cottage ...
    Completed: 1888
    Renovated: 2007 ...
    Architect: Joseph Lyman Silsbee ..
    It's a Victorian-style architecture ...
    The Carson Cottage started as a men's and ladies' comfort station [public restroom facility]. Over the years it withered. However it was restored by the Lincoln Park Zoo supporrted in part by Save Ameria's Treasures grant. Now the cottage no longer serves as a restroom, but is the hub for more than 100 volunteers who tend to the zoo’s landscaping and botanical gardens..
    # For more on Carson Cottage, click here..

    Kovler Lion House..
    Completed: 1912
    Architects: Perkins, Fellows & Hamilton..
    The building has excellent brickwork and terracotta ornament, unique lion mosaics and a grand interior with vaulted Guastavino -tile ceiling, an innovative construction technology of the time..
    # For more on Kovler Lion House, click here..

    Check out the map of Lincoln Park ..

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