Thursday Doors: Belle Shore Apartments, Chicago

The wonderful Norm from Norm 2.0 has a fun weekly feature called, “Thursday Doors”.  He invites fellow bloggers to share interesting and unique doors that cross our paths.

The above photo is the front door of the “Belle Shore Apartments” located in the Edgewater neighborhood of  Chicago.

In 1995, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A few years later it was designated as a Chicago Landmark.

The building was constructed in 1929 and was designed by architects Nathaniel Koenigsberg and Leon Weisfeld.  The architectural design was influenced by the Egyptian Art-Deco movement of the time.  King Tut’s tomb had just been discovered a few years prior, no doubt creating quite an influence in architectural design for many structures in the late 1920’s.

The door is such a perfect symbol for the entire design of the building, and every time I see it I cannot help but smile.  I hope it makes you smile as well!



  18 comments for “Thursday Doors: Belle Shore Apartments, Chicago

  1. April 4, 2019 at 9:17 am

    It’s a beautiful door Cher, the Art Deco is gorgeous. Instantly reminded me of Hoover Dam! The Art Deco is everywhere.

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    • April 4, 2019 at 9:48 am

      Thanks John! Is there? I had no idea! Thank you for telling me! Cher xo

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  2. April 4, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    Nice! All you need is one when it looks like that:))


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    • April 4, 2019 at 8:10 pm

      Thank you, Pat!! Yes, that’s true! Cher xo


  3. April 4, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    Wow, that is a beautiful door with powerful vibration. The Egyptian inspiration is obvious.

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  4. April 4, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    That is gorgeous! Except for a bit of understandable weathering on the bottom, it looks like they take very good care of this one. Thanks for sharing it 🙂

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    • April 4, 2019 at 8:13 pm

      I didn’t even notice that, Norm! Yes, I think they do and to think this particular style of architecture was influenced by King Tut is quite interesting. If someone told me that Egyptian influences mixed with Art-Deco would be attractive I’d be skeptical; that is, until I saw it! Thanks Norm! Cher xo

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  5. April 4, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    Smiling… 🙂

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  6. April 6, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    It does make me smile as does your header photo, although for different reasons. There are so very unique doors in the city.


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    • April 6, 2019 at 9:29 pm

      Why thank you, Janet! Oh yes, there really are some incredible doors in Chicago. I must do more exploring to find doors that are hidden yet unique! Cher xo

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    • April 7, 2019 at 12:09 pm

      Thank you, Leyla!! I was so happy to have found this particular door! Cher xo

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