The Merion


The Merion

The Merion, previously the North Shore Retirement Hotel, has operated as a senior living community since the early 1960’s. In an effort that embraces the historic structure, enhancements to the facility remedy age, condition, and amenity concerns. The extensive renovation of this 127,000 sf historic structure provided modern updates with new amenities including four distinct restaurant concepts.

The Crystal Ballroom, a 200-seat banquet facility, showcases historic chandeliers in a grand ballroom that easily transitions to host a range of events.

The JEM Dining Room includes bold furniture and elegant light fixtures, elevating the space beyond that of a typical dining hall.

The Merion Room is a bar/lounge area that offers residents and visitors a locale for informal social gathering.



Evanston, IL




Building Size: 127,000 sf
Seats: 200


Architectural Design
Interior Architecture
Adaptive Reuse
Sustainable Design


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