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 S. de Golyer and Charles L. Morgan.

Much of the Art Deco detailing is attributed to Morgan. 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. Morgan was for a time associated with Frank Lloyd Wright.

This housing cooperative is one of the most expensive 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.

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