Sunday, June 10, 2018

Chicago Beach Hotel/Hospital-- Part 2: Became an Army Hospital


The Algonquin Apartments were built on the original hotel site.  Ludwig Mies van der Rohe designed these apartments.

During World War II, the new wing was taken over by the military and served as the Gardiner General Hospital.

After the war, the building was the headquarters of the Fifth Army.

The hotel/hospital was demolished in the early 1970s.  Regents Park Apartments, constructed in the 1970s are now on the site.

--GreGen

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