Hotel Windermere (Chicago)

Hotel Windermere was a hotel in Hyde Park, Chicago, United States, located at 56th Street and Cornell Avenue. It was built in 1892 for the Columbian Exposition. In 1924 it was rebuilt with a West and East hotel under Rapp & Rapp, who also built the Chicago Theatre and the Tivoli Theatre. The 12-story hotel had 482 guest rooms and 200 apartments and had a tunnel connecting the two hotels. Over the years Windermere East attracted guests such as John Rockefeller, Philip Roth, George Burns and Gracie Allen,[1] and American football teams. Windermere West was demolished in 1959 to make way for a parking lot, and in 1981 Windermere East was converted into apartments and placed on the National Register of Historic Places a year later under the title Hotel Windermere East.[2]

Hotel Windermere
Hotel Windermere East (7373045870).jpg
Hotel Windermere East
General information
LocationHyde Park, Chicago
Closed1959 (Wimdermere West); 1981 (Windermere East)
Design and construction
Architect(s)Rapp & Rapp
Other information
Number of rooms482
20080909 Hotel Windermere East.JPG

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Mannion, Annemarie. "TOUCH OF HISTORY". Retrieved 2021-03-03.
  2. ^ Hudson, Leslie (2003). Hyde Park. Arcadia Publishing. p. 97. ISBN 978-0-7385-3198-4.

Coordinates: 41°47′37″N 87°35′5″W / 41.79361°N 87.58472°W / 41.79361; -87.58472