Brewster Apartments

The Brewster Apartments (originally known as the Lincoln Park Palace) is a residential building in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Located at 2800 North Pine Grove Avenue, it was designed by the architect Enoch Hill Turnock and built in 1893. The building was designated a Chicago Landmark on October 6, 1982.


The building employs skeleton-frame construction, which enabled the advent of skyscrapers at the end of the 19th century. Within the external masonry walls is an interior featuring open cast-iron stairways, bridge walkways paved with glass blocks, and a massive skylight.

In popular culture

The Brewster Apartments has served as a location in the movies Child's Play and Running Scared. Charlie Chaplin lived in the penthouse suite during the heyday of Chicago filmaking at the Essanay Studios between 1915 and 1916.

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