About the Cochran Apartments in Edgewater

Join the historic Edgewater community and its vibrant arts scene at its newest destination

Address: The Cochran | 1127 West Granville | Chicago IL 60659


John Lewis Cochran, founder and developer for Edgewater, first coined the name “Edgewater” in the late 1880s to describe his idyllic community north of downtown Chicago to epitomize gracious living. The streets in his then-suburban Edgewater were among the first to utilize electric light. In 1908, he saw the new “elevated” train line blossom in his development. He named the stations.

That grace and style of the community continues today at The Cochran, 1127 West Granville. Long-time residents Rae Ann and Bob Cercle have developed the building to create a warm, welcoming environment for residents to enjoy the colorful surrounding arts and entertainment community, lovely strolls along the lakefront, and an easy commute into downtown.

The Chicago Mosaic School

The flagship and only not-for-profit mosaic art school in North America is set to occupy the first and part of the second floors at The Cochran. The transition into their new space is scheduled to take place in the beginning of June, with very little disruption to classes, workshops, and daily operations.

There will be 11 private artist studios and ample opportunity for comprehensive study. The Chicago Mosaic School increases awareness and appreciation for the ancient artform of mosaic and creates an open community for learning, sharing expertise, and developing the medium within a contemporary context. The Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics features exhibitions with emerging, established, and internationally-renowned masters of contemporary mosaic art.

The Project Team

The Cochran was made possible by the following teams:
• B&R Apartments LLC
• Greene & Proppe Design Inc.
• MTD Architects
• Global Builders
• Ripson Communications
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