Chicago Landmarks

Lorado Taft's Midway Studios

Ingleside Ave. elevation     Address: 6016 S. Ingleside Ave.
Year Built: 1885 - 1929 reconstructed in 1929; addition in 1964
Architect: Otis Floyd Johnson , Edward D. Dart
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: December 1, 1993

Ingleside Ave. elevation Lorado Taft in his Studio Lorado Taft (1860-1936) was one of the nation's most famous early-20th century sculptors and educators, whose works include Fountain of Time, which is located at the west end of nearby Midway Plaisance. In 1906, Taft founded Midway Studios in a converted barn at 60th and Ellis streets. The barn was moved one block east to this location in 1929, its various additions were reconstructed, and both were attached to an existing (c.1880) brick house.