Strangers Filming Locations
Information provided by John Corbett
Building - Seasons 3 and on
326-34 W. Dickens / 2100-10 N. Clark, Chicago, Illinois
his detective work to locate this building by studying a still frame
of the Cousin's second apartment building from the series:
two tall nearby apartment buildings seen in the upper left of the photo were an
important clue. John knew if he could locate those two buildings he would
have a good idea where this apartment complex was.
tower in the corner of the frame turned out to be the key clue! As John
wrote: "The tower is an apartment complex in Chicago known as 2020 North
Lincoln Park West. That meant the apartment building had to be within a
few blocks from it."
"Thanks to Google Earth, the second apartment has now been located!
It is at the northwest corner of North Clark Street and West Dickens Avenue in
Chicago, and the complex even has its own web page!" (Note, the
site is no longer available.)
website used to state, according to John, "Starting
at $1075 a month, you too can live in Larry and Balki's old apartment
complex! The website even includes some photos of the apartments'
interiors." (Don't be discouraged if they don't look much like the
soundstages at the old MGM Studios! - Ed.)
the original apartment located in Los Angeles, thankfully this one has aged
quite well. The color scheme is different, and the fire escapes have been
removed, but otherwise little has changed. This is likely due to the fact
that this Chicago neighborhood is much more upscale than the grimy location of
the original apartment near downtown Los Angeles."
also provided us with this Google Earth Street View links:
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of the building are also available at the Perfect Strangers Photo Tour
by Sam O’Rama (better known to us as Bibibabka on the Forums)
Go to the Chicago Chronicle Building