Bibliography

The History and Education Committee has been compiling a list of books covering development and architecture in the Gold Coast since its beginnings in the late 19th Century. We would like this bibliography to be a living document that is updated on the GCNA web site as information about relevant publications comes to our attention.

Some of these books are out-of-print and available only through specialized libraries. Google Books contains a vast catalog of listings and links to information about locations where copies of specific books may be purchased, borrowed or read-on-site. For some books published before 1923, a scanned copy of the book is available online at Google Books at no charge or may be ordered from a print-on-demand seller for a modest sum. Please go to http://books.google.com/bkshp?hl=en&ei=Bn1DU-yGKYiRrQHr54GQDQ&ved=0CA8QqS4oDQ for more information.

If you would like to browse in the neighborhood, Barnes & Noble at 1130 N State Street has a section devoted to books about Chicago, including the Gold Coast.


Books in alphabetical order (by title)

  1. 999 (Fizdale 2014)
  2. The Charnley House: Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, and the Making of Chicago's Gold Coast (2004)
  3. Chicago Apartments: A Century of Lakefront Luxury (2004)
  4. The Chicago Architectural Club: Prelude to the Modern (Hasbrouck 2005)
  5. Directory to Apartments of the Better Class Along the North Side of Chicago (1917)
  6. Great Houses from 1871 to 1921 (2008)
  7. Images of America: Chicago’s Gold Coast (2012)
  8. The Jewel of the Gold Coast: Mrs. Potter Palmer’s Chicago (2009)
  9. Lost Chicago (2012)
  10. The Magnificent Medills: America's Royal Family of Journalism During a Century of Turbulent Spendor (2011)
  11. A Portfolio of Fine Apartment Homes: Compiled by the Michigan and Erie Office of Baird & Warner Inc. (1928)
  12. Remembering Chicago (2010)

Bibliography (in alphabetical order by author)

Baird and Warner Incorporated. A Portfolio of Fine Apartment Homes: Compiled by the Michigan and Erie Office of Baird & Warner Inc. Chicago: Baird and Warner Incorporated, 1928.

Benjamin, Susan S., Stuart Earl Cohen, and Frank Schulze. Great Houses from 1871 to 1921. Acanthus Press, 2008.

Fizdale, Richard B. 999. Chicago: AMPERSAND, Inc., 2014.

Harris, Neil, and Sara Paretsky. Chicago Apartments: A Century of Lakefront Luxury. New York: Acanthus Press LLC, 2004.

Hasbrouck, Wilbert R. The Chicago Architectural Club. New York: Monacelli Press, Inc., 2005.

Jones, Wilbert, Kathleen Willis-Morton, Maureen O'Brien, and Bob Dowey. Images of America: Chicago's Gold Coast. Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2012.

Kalmbach, Sally Sexton. The Jewel of the Gold Coast: Mrs. Potter Palmer's Chicago. Chicago: Ampersand, Inc., 2009.

Lewis, Russell. Remembering Chicago. Nashville: Turner Publishing Company, 2010.

Longstreth, Richard. The Charnley House: Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, and the Making of Chicago's Gold Coast. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004.

McKinney, Megan.  The Magnificent Medills: America’s Royal Family of Journalism During a Century of Turbulent Splendor.  New York:  Harper-Collins, 2011.

Partridge, A. J., and Harold Bradley. Directory to Apartments of the Better Class Along the North Side of Chicago. Chicago: A. J. Partridge & Harold Bradley, Brokers to Apartments of the Better Class, 1917.

Paulett, John, and Judy Floodstrand. Lost Chicago. London: Pavillion, 2012.