Lion House, Lincoln Park Zoo

Lion House, Lincoln Park Zoo (HM6UR)

Location: Chicago, IL 60614 Cook County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 55.278', W 87° 38.025'

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Perkins, Fellows & Hamilton, architects

— 1912 —

Located in one of the country's oldest municipal zoological parks, the Lion House blends both the grandly-scaled public architecture of the Classical style with the innovative Prarie style developed by Chicago architects in the early 20th century. The building was designed by important architect Dwight H. Perkins, an advocate of park and school reform. The building has excellent brickwork and terra-cotta ornament, unique lion mosaic, and a grand interior with a vaulted Guastavino-tile ceiling, an innovative construction at the time.

Chicago Landmark
Designated on November 30, 2005
Richard M. Daley, Mayor
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HM NumberHM6UR
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Year Placed2005
Placed ByCommission on Chicago Landmarks
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 1:52am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 447449 N 4641232
Decimal Degrees41.92130000, -87.63375000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 55.278', W 87° 38.025'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 55' 16.68" N, 87° 38' 1.50" W
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Area Code(s)312, 773
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2101 N Lincoln Park W, Chicago IL 60614, US
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