Mid-century modernism at its best in Lake View

In the early 1950s when 29 year old Chicago architect Milton Schwartz designed the structure that sits at 320 W Oakdale in Lake View, little did he know that one day the building would be included in the National Register of Historic Places.

Agent Don Breitfelder of Koenig & Strey’s Gold Coast office is a long-time resident of the building. In the video Don shares his thoughts on 320 and interviews three additional residents: Milton Schwartz’s widow, Audrey; Bob Bruegmann, professor emeritus of Architectural History at the University of Illinois, Chicago; and Irene Falconer, who spearheaded the addition of the building to the National Register.

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