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 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 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.
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.
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.
Lincoln Park has too many attractions to list.
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.
Access to I-90/94 and the city’s expressway grid is inconvenient, and can be a source of misery during peak hours.
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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