The City of Chicago's Official Site

Powhatan Apartments

Exterior, photo by Bob Thall     Address: 4950 S. Chicago Beach Dr.
Year Built: 1927 - 1929
Architect: Charles Morgan , Robert S. DeGoyler
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: January 12, 1993

Upper Story Detail, photo by Bob Thall The facade of this 22-story, luxury-apartment highrise reflects Eliel Saarinen's influential, streamlined design for the Tribune Tower competition of 1922. Terra-cotta ornamental panels feature scenes from American Indian culture, befitting a building that was named for a famous Algonquin Indian chief.