Hotel Windermere (Chicago)

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Hotel Windermere East
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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-storey hotel had 482 guest rooms and 200 apartments and had an underground tunnel connecting the two hotels. Over the years Windermere East attracted guests such as John Rockefeller, Philip Roth and American football teams.[1] 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.[1]

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  1. ^ a b 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