This is an eight story apartment building located in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago at 1062 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue. The building permit was issued in 1928
It was built in 1929 as an apartment hotel. It was designed by Nathaniel Koenigsberg and Leon Weisfeld. They were influenced by the Egyptian Art Deco Movement. The building was named for Max Malter’s (developer) wife Belle. The exterior is decorated with green and cream terra cotta from from Northwest Terra Cotta Company. In the lobby, there are mural scenes from the Old Testament. The building was originally designed to have a mixture of studio and one bedroom accomodations.
Over the years, the building declined and had the reputation of a flop house. Fortunately, the building was acquired by a developer the Holsten Real Estate Development Corporation. This Company began a massive rennovation.of the Belle Shore. Involved in the project was : 1) external masonry repair; 2) window restoration; 3) new roofing; 4) new roof top boiler room; 5)new plumbing and electric; 6) new elevators; 7) lobby and apartment rennovation; 7) development of new ground level commercial retail. The developer sought to main the mix of studio and one bedroom apartments.
This building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995!
Front Entrance Apartment