Architect Edward Steinberg’s Influence on Devon Avenue and Beyond

The 1920’s era architect Edward Steinberg of Rogers Park designed storefronts on Devon Avenue in Chicago, a synagogue, and three local theaters.

Of particular interest is the Genesee Theater in Waukegan, which has been restored to its original splendor. The Genesee Theatre was built in 1927 and designed by Steinberg, with the building originally housing the theater, 11 retail spaces and 44 apartments. Work began on the restoration project in 2001, and the theater was reopened for live performances and concerts in early December 2004.He designed two other theaters that have not survived, the Belpark Theater and the State Theater. Later, Mr. Steinberg designed a four unit apartment building in 1927 that was his family home.

To view this amazing property, click here.   As the family business grew, his daughter was the interior designer on some of his projects.

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