The Surprising Interior of the Brewster Apartment Building

  The Brewster Apartment Building, built in 1893, is a stately but fairly unassuming building on the corner of Diversey and Pine Grove in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. Besides the impressive, Sullivanesque detailing under the eaves, it is easy to look past it. However, its dark exterior is misleading. Much like The Rookery, Chicago’s Burnham &… Read More The Surprising Interior of the Brewster Apartment Building

Building Feature: the Portland Building

While the Portland Building in downtown Portland, Oregon, has received its fair share of critiques, it is a poster child for the American Post-Modern style and helped define Post-Modern Classicism. It pulls classical details back into architecture unapologetic, though stylized ornamentation. Look no further than the giant ribbons that festoon the building’s upper floors! While… Read More Building Feature: the Portland Building