Louis Solomon on the Lakeshore
|The Solomon Enclave-Beverly Shores|
Louis Solomon was a prolific Chicago architect known primarily for designing large apartment buildings. Solomon attended the University of Illinois during the 1930s and later established his firm with a brother-in-law who was a contractor. The firm expanded and continues to this day. Solomon practiced in the International Style. The introduction of this style of house in Beverly Shores would have been unusual except for a prior introduction of the style that arrived....by barge!
|Interior of one of the Solomon houses|
The National Park Service purchased several properties throughout the lakeshore in order to create the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore during the 1960s. They reached an agreement with the Solomon family as well and currently own the three-home enclave. The homes were listed on the National Register in 2011.