Lion House Lincoln Park Zoo

Plaque at the entrance Lion House Lincoln Park Zoo

Entrance Lion House Lincoln Park Zoo

Interior Lion House Lincoln Park Zoo

Interior Lion House Lincoln Park Zoo

One of the most iconic buildings at Lincoln Park Zoo is the Kover Lion House. It was built in 1912. The architect was Dwight Perkins. The external walls are made of brick ornamented with terra cotta. There are lion mosaics. There is a vaulted ceiling of Guastavino tile. The building is 32,700 square feet. It was rehabbed in 1990, 1997, and 2007. It was named a historic landmark by the city of Chicago in 2005.

East Entrance

East Entrance

East Entrance Lion Mural

East Entrance Lion Mural

West Entrance


West Entrance


West Entrance Lion Mural


West Entrance Lion Mural


West Entrance

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