Proceed three blocks west on 47th Street to Woodlawn (1200 East).
A twenty-six story high-rise apartment building containing 200 units
towers above the intersection of 47th and Lake Park Avenue. This
is Lake Village East, part of the Lake Village complex that
stretches along 47th Street to Ellis Avenue. Designed in 1971 by
Harry Weese and his associates Ezra Gordon and Jack Levin, this
is an example of the later stages of urban renewal for the Hyde
Park-Kenwood area. Just to the south stand two high-rise co-op apartment
buildings developed by the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union and
designed by George Fred Keck and William Keck.
Turn left on Woodlawn and go three blocks south to 50th Street.
On the northeast corner of 47th and Woodlawn, Chicago Muslims
are constructing the Muhammad Mosque. Dana Ave.,
Ltd. is the architectural firm.
A fine Italianate style house stands at 4812 S. Woodlawn.
C.S. Bouton of the Union Foundry Works built this home in 1873.
It is a good example of the type of housing that was constructed
in the Kenwood area after the Civil War as the community came
into its own as a fine suburban development connected to the city
by excellent commuter train service.