WIN: Cedar Street celebrates restored Bennett Brothers Building opening

“The Alfred” at Bennett Brothers/ Hartmann Building, 30 E. Adams, Alfred Alschuler, 1925. Photo Credit: Ward Miller / Preservation Chicago

Cedar Street Companies was proud to unveil its $45 million restoration of the former Hartmann Building at 30 E. Adams now renamed “The Alfred,” after its original architect Alfred Alschuler.

According to its marketing website, the former office and retail/catalog building was converted to apartments featuring amenities for tenants like a rooftop lounge and fitness center. With a total of 176 units, the 12-story building contains studio, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom units. Miller’s Pub, a long-time restaurant and Chicago institution, will continue to operate on the first floor Wabash Avenue side of the building.

“Cedar Street continues to model an inherent appreciation for historic buildings and their sensitive restoration,” said Ward Miller, Preservation Chicago Executive Director. “This is another fine example of what they can do to both save history and operate a profitable business.”

Built in 1925 as the Hartmann Building and more recently known as the Bennett Bros Building, the developers worked diligently to retain as much of the historic character of the building inside and out. The redesign work was overseen by SPACE Architects + Planners.

Cedar Street saved and restored the main lobby from a 1950s remodeling along with the elevator lobbies on each floor and fixtures.


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