May 28, 2007 (Memorial Day)
|Location||4950 S. Chicago Beach Dr.
|Roof||270 feet (82 m)|
|Design and construction|
|Designated||January 12, 1993|
The Powhatan or Powhatan Apartments is a 22-story luxury apartment building overlooking Lake Michigan and adjacent to Burnham Park in the Kenwood neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. The building was designed by architects Robert De Golyer and Charles L. Morgan. Much of the Art Deco detailing is attributed to Morgan who was associated with Frank Lloyd Wright. The exterior of the luxury-apartment highrise reflects Eliel Saarinen's second place design for the Tribune Tower competition of 1922. The building's terra-cotta ornamental panels feature conventionalized scenes based upon Native American culture.
This housing cooperative is a residential high-rise on Chicago's South Side. The building also hosts the only 24-hour elevator operators in Chicago. Since it and many of the neighboring high-rise apartment buildings are named for Native American tribes (such as the Algonquin, The Chippewa and the Narragansett), the area has been given the tongue-in-cheek name "Indian Village". It was designated a Chicago Landmark on January 12, 1993.
- Powhatan Apartments at Emporis
- Alice Sinkevitch, Laurie McGovern Petersen, ed. (2004). AIA Guide to Chicago (2 ed.). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. p. 427. ISBN 0156029081.
- "The Powhatan". Emporis. 2007. Retrieved May 29, 2007.
- "Indian Village, Chicago". Emporis. Retrieved May 14, 2007.
- "Powhatan Apartments". City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development, Landmarks Division. 2003. Retrieved May 13, 2007.
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