WIN: Lake Meadows Pavilion Exterior Renovation Completed

Lake Meadows Pavilion / Lake Meadows Professional Building, 1954, SOM, 467 E. 31st St. Photo Credit: Jack Crawford / Chicago YIMBY
Lake Meadows Pavilion / Lake Meadows Professional Building, 1954, SOM, 467 E. 31st St. Photo Credit: Jack Crawford / Chicago YIMBY
Lake Meadows Pavilion / Lake Meadows Professional Building, 1954, SOM, 467 E. 31st St. Photo Credit: Jack Crawford / Chicago YIMBY

“‘It’s a jewel on the prairie,’ Lee Bey said.

“We love the building,” said Gordon Ziegenhagen, Draper & Kramer’s senior vice president.” (Bey, Chicago Sun-Times, 7/2/22)

“Renovation work has completed for the Lake Meadows Pavilion at 467 E 31st Street in Bronzeville. The newly-modernized building, owned and originally built by Draper & Kramer, has evolved from its initial role as the Lake Meadows Professional Building to what will now be open office layout.

“Originally designed by SOM and constructed in 1959, the International Style structure functioned as office spaces for the Illinois Bell telephone company and later transitioned into professional offices for the Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center. It was previously advertised that commercial units ranging from 1,500 square feet up to the building’s full capacity of 26,124 square feet were available for lease. Now, it has been confirmed that Howard Brown Health will be the building’s leasing office tenant

“The restoration of the Lake Meadows Pavilion, managed by Johnson & Lee Architects, encompassed a variety of upgrades and modifications including a new glass storefront and a fresh white painted exterior. The project saw the incorporation of a new electrical service and distribution system, and a roof with energy code-compliant insulation. Additionally, both a through-lobby and elevator were integrated into the structure. One key feature of the restoration was the renovation of the “floating” stairs that were part of the original interior.” (Crawford, Chicago YIMBY, 5/21/23)

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