The Purple Hotel is located at the corner of Lincoln and Touhy Avenues.


4500 W Touhy Ave
Lincolnwood, IL 60712

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What's home to you when you're not at home?

A hotel.

Whether you're near or far, hotels make it possible for all of us to visit far away lands, celebrate life's milestones and reconnect with one another.  The digital revolution may have changed the way we communicate with one another, but it will never replace in-person interactions and a webcam will never properly portray the joy of being in person to hear "I do".

The Purple Hotel is a Chicago landmark.  Named after it's distinct purple coloring, the hotel has been the site of countless moments in greater Chicago history, both city-wide and personal. 

Recently, it's come to our attention that this landmark property is expected to be torn down to the ground.  Well, a website may not stand in the way of this happening, but we'd like to see how many of you out there have fond memories that you'd like to share or reminisce about this piece of our history.  You never know, maybe there's just enough history here to keep these distinct purple bricks standing!


Go and sign the save The Purple Hotel petition online.



Take a Tour Inside the Infamous Purple Hotel

Take a look at some of the galleries we found on the web with pictures of the Purple Hotel in its current state.


On Flickr