159 E Walton (The Palmolive Building), IL Homes & Real Estate
The Palmolive Building, also known as the Palmolive Building, is a skyscraper located in the Streeterville neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. It was designed by the architectural firm Holabird & Root and completed in 1929. The building is 39 stories tall and stands at 535 feet (163 m) making it one of the tallest buildings in Chicago when it was completed.
The building was designed for the Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Company, and it was named after the Palmolive brand of soap, which was produced by the company. The building's design is considered to be a prime example of the Art Deco style, which was popular during the 1920s and 1930s. The building features a steel frame and a limestone exterior, and it is adorned with many decorative elements such as sculptural panels, geometric shapes, and stylized figures.
The building was converted into condominiums in the 1990s, and it is now a luxury residential building. The Palmolive Building is considered to be a Chicago landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Palmolive Building is an architectural gem, a striking example of Art Deco design, and a symbol of the prosperity of the 1920s. The building's design, materials, and location make it one of the most iconic skyscrapers in Chicago, and it continues to be a popular destination for tourists and architecture enthusiasts.
159 E Walton is a condominium building in the Streeterville Neighborhood. Streeterville is located in the Near North Area, located north of the Chicago River, Lake Michigan (east), Oak Street (North), and Rush Ave (West). The Magnificent Mile and Navy Pier are both popular tourist attractions within the Streeterville Neighborhood. Streeterville is bordered by New East Side, The Loop, River North, and Gold Coast.
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Streeterville was named for George Streeter and the majority of the land in the neighborhood is reclaimed sandbar. Streeterville has several landmarks which include the Drake Hotel, The Palmolive Building, and Navy Pier.
Chicago Public Schools neighborhood boundary elementary school is Ogden Elementary.