Curbed Chicago

A Last Look Inside the Historic Bush Temple of Music Before Its Big Makeover

The famous Bush Temple of Music on Chicago Avenue is about to join several other historic downtown buildings to receive new life. However, instead of being transformed into a hotel like the former London Guarantee Building, the Old Dearborn Bank Building, the Chicago Motor Club Building and the Chicago Athletic Association building, the Bush Temple will eventually house small apartments. Recently acquired by Cedar Street Companies, the Bush Temple will join the quickly growing inventory of the developer’s FLATS branded apartment projects. While the exact unit count hasn’t been yet determined, Cedar Street’s Jay Michael anticipates that the number will be somewhere around 110 studio and one-bedroom apartments ranging from just under 300 square feet to about 400 square feet in size. Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture (HPA) has been tapped to design the interior of the building while Heritage Bicycles has signed on to open a ground-floor cafe and bike shop…

Curbed | AJ LaTrace