Edgewater Beach Apartments

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Designed by architects Marshall and Fox, the Edgewater Beach Apartments were completed in 1928. Seen from above, you’ll note the building’s distinct core form, known as a cross moline, or croix fourche which means “forked cross” in the English language:

Among the more interesting facts about the apartments, I came up with curious murder case of the late Dr. Silber C. Peacock, a reputable Chicago pediatrician and resident of the Edgewater Beach Apartments, who was murdered after responding to a phony house call. You can read some of the legal correspondence in Reck v. People of the State of Illinois“.

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Edgewater Beach Apartments from Jay Hagstrom on Vimeo.

Preliminary animation for a film short about the Edgewater Beach complex. So far, I’m just messing around with 3D layers in Adobe After Effects. Eventually I hope to have an entire series of architecture animation features, with narrations.

During it’s heyday, the Edgewater Beach Hotel and Apartments exclusive clientele demanded the services of a seaplane. No need to commute to the airport when a plane awaits at the end of a dock.

An interesting current day fact about the Edgewater Beach Apartments building; It houses a restaurant called the Edgewater Beach Cafe that doesn’t look bad, if you believe the user reviews written in Citysearch. Apparently they have an excellent roast duck in apple brandy sauce.

One response to “Edgewater Beach Apartments”

  1. Janet says:

    How is your film short of the EBA coming? I am a new resident here and am fascinated by its history which is surprisingly short on primary sources……