Jerome Soltan

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5101 N. Sheridan, a typical Four Plus One

Jerome Soltan (September 16, 1929 – December 15, 2010) was an American architect who designed residential, commercial, and religious buildings primarily on Chicago's north side and north suburbs. He is most well known as the originator of the Four Plus One, an apartment building type consisting of four stories above parking.[1]

Soltan graduated from the University of Illinois in 1952, after which he worked as a draftsman for Henry L. and Karl Newhouse before opening his own firm in 1955. Some of his notable works include the Skokie Valley Traditional Synagogue, Mission Hills Country Club (Northbrook), 7247 N. Western, 2640 W. Touhy, and 6611 N. Sheridan.[2]

Jerry was married to his wife Renee and together they raised three precious daughters; Cherie, Michele and Suzie. Jerry also had 6 grandkids ranging in ages from 28 to 14. Jerry enjoyed playing Gin-rummy and Golf and had more patience than anyone else


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