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.
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|Placed By||Commission on Chicago Landmarks|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 1:52am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 447449 N 4641232|
|Decimal Degrees||41.92130000, -87.63375000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 55.278', W 87° 38.025'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 55' 16.68" N, 87° 38' 1.50" W|
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|Area Code(s)||312, 773|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2101 N Lincoln Park W, Chicago IL 60614, US|
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