Submitted by jack on Wed, 2014-11-12 10:52
The Somerset Hotel was one of the most extravagant apartment hotels in Chicago. The rate in 1920 to rent a room ranged from $100 to $450 a month, an equivalent of $1100 to $4800 today. The high prices made the Somerset a very exclusive resort, as most middle class and working class families could not afford to stay. Renamed the "Copeland" when it transferred ownership in 1924. The Somerset was transformed into a 720-bed shelter in 1972, and still operates as a care facility.