About
the Edison

Eclectic. Charming.
Nostalgic.

The Edison is bright, optimistic, whimsical, and full of character.
Its design evokes the history of Chicago, and captures
the vibrancy of the surrounding Edgewater neighborhood.
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Rich in History

Originally built as an Art Deco luxury hotel in the 1920s, the property features classic design elements not found in other newly-built neighborhood properties, such as detailed exterior limestone ornamentation, terracotta tiled flooring, arched and Moorish style doorways with Solomonic columns, thick crown moldings and coffered ceilings.

 

 

 

What’s in a Name?

In the late 1880s, the Edgewater neighborhood was celebrated as a wonder, as the only electric lighted suburb adjacent to Chicago. The first practical incandescent light bulbs, invented by Thomas Edison during the same period, were put to use in streetlamps, and helped create the now iconic orange glow that emanates from the Chicago skyline. The light of Chicago became our inspiration, and Edison as it’s inventor, our namesake. Finally, the footprint of the building is a perfect “E”, which made “Edison” a perfect name choice.

 

 

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