The Boulevard Apartments, Chicago, Illinois, Presentation Drawing

A work made of pencil, chalk and watercolor on paper, mounted on board.

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  • A work made of pencil, chalk and watercolor on paper, mounted on board.

Date:

c. 1924

Artist:

Dubin & Eisenberg (American, 1914-1932)
Charles L. Morgan (American, 1890-1947)

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.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Dubin and Eisenberg

Title

The Boulevard Apartments, Chicago, Illinois, Presentation Drawing

Origin

United States

Date

1919–1929

Medium

Pencil, chalk and watercolor on paper, mounted on board

Dimensions

74 × 19 cm (29 1/8 × 7 9/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Dubin, Dubin & Moutoussamy

Reference Number

1983.715

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