Flamingo-on-the-Lake Apartments

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Flamingo-on-the-Lake Apartments
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View from south with Promontory Apartments in Foreground
Location Chicago, Illinois
Area Hyde Park, Chicago
Built 1927
Architectural style Beaux Arts, Classical Revival
NRHP Reference # 86001194 [1]
Added to NRHP May 14, 1986

The Flamingo-on-the-Lake Apartments, also known as the Flamingo Apartment Hotel, is a building located at 5500-5520 S. Shore Drive along Lake Michigan in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. It was designed in the Classical Revival style. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 14, 1986.

Originally built with 144 apartments and 16 hotel rooms in 1927, it has a large outdoor pool, and is 18 stories tall. It and the adjacent building, The Promontory Apartments, a co-op building designed by Mies van der Rohe are the furthest east buildings in Hyde Park. The Flamingo Apartments are immediately opposite to the lakefront park which has direct access to Promontory Point and the Lake Shore Bike Path via the 55th Street pedestrian underpass under Lake Shore Drive.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2006-03-15. 

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