The Pelham, 326-34 W Dickens Ave, Lincoln Park

The Pelham is a 4-story mixed-use courtyard building built in 1888 at 326-34 W Dickens Ave in Lincoln Park. The building has retail space on the ground level.

The apartments

The Pelham has one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans. Three-bedroom floor plans include one or two bathrooms. Two bedroom floor plans include a separate dining room.

Floor plans and near-real time rents and availability are online.

Apartments have hardwood floors, crown moldings and other architectural details. The units have good closet space.

Kitchens have gas ranges and dishwashers.

Amenities, services, policies

Like most vintage walk-ups, The Pelham has limited common amenities. There is a landscaped courtyard and an on-site laundry room.

On-site parking is not available, and parking is scarce in the area.

Cats are accepted; dogs are not, except for medically-required service dogs.

The location

The Pelham is on the corner of Dickens St and busy Clark St, just one short block from Lincoln Park, one of the greatest public spaces in America.

The location has relatively quick access to Lake Shore Drive via Fullerton Ave, and to North Avenue Beach, which stretches nearly a mile north along the lakefront.

The tranquil, tree-lined streets immediately west of The Pelham are a delightful venue for sampling some of the best of Chicago’s late 19th-century residential architecture.

Shopping. The Pelham has good proximity to grocery shopping.

The nearest full-service grocery store, three blocks north of the building, is Big Apple Finer Foods. Mrs Green’s, an upscale grocer that’s a recent arrival to the area, is half a mile northwest.

From early May to late October, more than 50 farmers draw Wednesday and Saturday morning crowds to the Green City Market in the park. From November through April the market is held most Saturdays at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, several blocks northeast of The Pelham.

Dining, nightlife, entertainment.
You’ll find a good selection of bars and restaurants along Clark Street and several eateries in the building itself including Vanille Patisserie and Riccardo Enoteca.

Local favorites a short walk from The Pelham include R.J. Grunts, Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder and Eleven Lincoln Park.

Mon Ami Gabi is a block east and two blocks north.

The Visit Clark Street site gives you a good overview of the bars, restaurants, retail and service establishments near The Pelham.


Three blocks west of The Pelham, Lincoln Ave is packed with a wide variety of restaurants, bars and entertainment venues, including Lion Head Pub, O’Malley’s West and the Original Potbelly.


Stanley’s Kitchen, Sedgwick’s, Gamekeepers and River Shannon are some of the options you’ll find along Armitage Ave, one block south of the building.

Parks, recreation.
Lincoln Park has too many attractions to list.


The Zoo, the Conservatory and its gardens, the landmark Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and other Lincoln Park draws are within a few minutes’ walk from the building.

Active recreation opportunities are abundant, some of them unusual. Fly fishing lessons, for example, are available at nearby North Pond in the park.

If your idea of active recreation is that it’s something well worth watching, you can survey the beach volleyball scene from a reclining position.

The 13-acre Oz Park is four blocks west of The Pelham. The park has ball fields, basketball and tennis courts, a children’s playground, a community garden and Oz-themed statuary.

Transportation. The Pelham’s access to public transportation is good, but not great.

Several CTA bus routes have stops just outside the building and several more are a short distance away in the park. The nearest CTA train stops are about a mile from The Pelham.

Taxi service is nearly always available outside the building. The nearest Zipcar car-sharing location is half a block away. DIVVY bikes are a block north and a block south of the building.

Access to I-90/94 and the city’s expressway grid is inconvenient, and can be a source of misery during peak hours.

The competition

You’ll find additional options at YoChicago’s Lincoln Park apartment guide.

Rentals are typically available in a number of nearby condo buildings, sometimes at lower rents than in the managed apartment buildings.

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The Pelham

Address 326-34 W Dickens Ave
City Chicago
Pets Cats are accepted; dogs are not, except for medically-required service dogs.
Completed 1888
Management Group Fox
Website The Pelham

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