About this artwork
The Boulevard Apartments, designed by the noted firm of Dubin & Eisenberg, are an example of a nearly ubiquitous local multifamily dwelling: the U-shaped courtyard apartment building. Developed as a response to Chicago lot sizes, alleys, and building ordinances, the courtyard building became a mainstay of the city’s growing neighbor- hoods during the 1920s. This drawing illustrates the virtues of this low-rise building type, combining handsome, often historically inspired masonry construction, ample windows, generous apartment layouts, and connection to the street and landscape that gave rise to a new kind of middle-class community in Chicago.
- Dubin and Eisenberg (Architect)
- The Boulevard Apartments, Chicago, Illinois, Presentation Drawing
- United States
- Pencil, chalk and watercolor on paper, mounted on board
- 74 × 19 cm (29 1/8 × 7 9/16 in.)
- Gift of Dubin, Dubin & Moutoussamy