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Belden-Stratford apartments, 2300 N Lincoln Park West, Lincoln Park

Belden-Stratford

The Belden-Stratford is a 15-story, 297-unit vintage apartment building at 2300 N Lincoln Park West in Lincoln Park. The Belden-Stratford occupies a high-profile site directly fronting a relatively quiet stretch of the 1,200-acre Lincoln Park. The building was completed in 1923 as the 485-room Belden Hotel and is listed (pdf) on the National Register of ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 5, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

The longest time renting in the same apartment building?

Belden-Stratford lobby

Last week I chanced upon the Chicago Tribune obituary for Sam Herscovitz. Mr Herscovitz rented an apartment at the Belden-Stratford with his sister Rose “sometime around 1931.” Rose died in 1995 after living in the building for about 64 years. Mr Herscovitz died in his apartment in May of 2008 at the age of 103, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 2, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

Video tours of Lincoln Park’s only dog-friendly high-rise apartments

Aerial view of Lincoln Park

YoChicago’s at-a-glance apartment lists make it easy for you to find the high-rise apartment buildings that will coddle your current canine or the one you’ve been craving. If you’re looking to rent in Loop / Downtown and Near North neighborhoods you’ll see that most of the buildings are dog-friendly. If your next high-rise home is ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 19, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

Lincoln Park’s landmark Belden-Stratford joins the Craigslist Apartment Cleanup

Lincoln Park aerial

The Belden-Stratford has joined the roster of properties and management companies supporting the Craigslist Apartment Cleanup, a campaign whose goal is eliminating all illegal rental service advertising at Craigslist, hotpads, Trulia, Zillow and other onsite venues. The Belden-Stratford, a Lincoln Park landmark, is one of a very few full-service, amenity-rich apartment communities directly fronting the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 26, 2012
ChicagoNorth Side

Rent or buy fabulous views overlooking Lincoln Park

View over Lincoln Park

A very dapper Alby Gallun of Crain’s recently toured Lincoln Park 2550 in the above video, and learned that developer John Murphy “is counting on views of Lake Michigan and Lincoln Park to bring in buyers.” Prices in the half-sold high-amenity development range from $465,000 to $11.5 million. If views of Lincoln Park and the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 16, 2012
ChicagoNorth Side

Lincoln Park’s impressive vintage apartment lobbies

Belden-Stratford lobby

Some new apartment buildings design their lobbies to impress, hoping for rental success, but none are as impressive as the grand, ornately decorated lobbies often found in large vintage buildings from the 1920s. Even the lobbies of new buildings that aspire to the height of luxury and an aura of long-settled grace fail to match ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 8, 2012
ChicagoNorth Side

Rent a furnished apartment in a Lincoln Park landmark

Brook Furniture Rental video

Chicagoans have long known the Belden-Stratford, a Beaux Arts landmark opposite the Lincoln Park Conservatory, as a hotel and the home of outstanding restaurants, L2O and Mon Ami Gabi. The Belden-Stratford recently changed ownership and is transitioning to luxury apartments. Common areas and amenities are being updated while retaining their historic character. As part of ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 24, 2012
ChicagoNorth Side

The view from the Belden-Stratford’s sundeck

Lincoln Park

We recently wrote about the wave of existing buildings playing catch-up to the amenities and in-unit creature comforts offered by Chicago’s new downtown high-rises and rental condos. The landmark Belden-Stratford apartments, built as a hotel in 1922, is one of the buildings undergoing a renovation under new ownership. I visited the Belden-Stratford yesterday to shoot ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 19, 2012
ChicagoNorth Side

MLS-listed inventory up again in north lakefront neighborhoods

Belden-Stratford, Chicago

For the second week in a row the number of MLS-listed homes, apartments and condos in 6 north lakefront ZIP codes reached a new high since we began tracking earlier this year. There are currently 581 units listed for rent in the MLS from Lincoln Park north to Rogers Park. That amounts to less than ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 14, 2012
ChicagoNorth Side

Ridding oneself entirely of the coal and servant problems

Belden Stratford Chicago

The documents prepared to nominate properties or districts for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places are often wonderfully entertaining reads. It’s a pity that so very few of them are available online. The following quotes are taken from the submission for the Belden Stratford, 2300 N Lincoln Park West, pictured above. The document ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 27, 2012
ChicagoNorth Side

The Belden-Stratford is for sale

Belden-Stratford

Crain’s Chicago Real Estate Daily reports that an apartment portfolio that includes the Belden-Stratford, a Beaux Arts beauty overlooking Lincoln Park, is up for sale. The properties are owned by separate limited partnerships and managed by a company founded by the late Leonard Richman. De mortuis nil nisi bonum? Every rule has its exceptions. Simply ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 15, 2011