Re: Islamic style building, 7900 S. South Chicago Avenue
Date: December 06, 2013 12:01PM
According to Landmarks and the IHPA, The architect was Frederick Stanton and it was built in '28.
According to the trib archives, it was originally a restaurant called "Raphael's".
BELIEVE IT OR NOT--A CHICAGO RESTAURANT: Minaret Will Feature New Persian Cafe
Chicago Daily Tribune (1923-1963) [Chicago, Ill] 24 June 1928: B3.
Something somewhat different in the way of architecture hereabouts may be seen next fall at the southeast corner of Stony Island avenue and South Chicago avenue, at 79th street. For construction recently started there on a two story restaurant building, the design of which...