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Architecture of Illinois

07 February 2011

1890 – Grand Central Station, Chicago

Architect: Solon S. Beman Grand Central Station was designed by architect Solon Spencer Beman for the Wisconsin Central Railroad, and was completed by the Chicago and Northern Pacific Railroad. Grand Central Station was...

07 March 2012

1893 – World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago

Architects: Daniel Burnham, Frederick Law Olmsted, Peabody & Stearns, Henry Ives Cobb, William Channing Whitney, Francis M. Whitehouse, James McLaughlin, Van Brunt & Howe, Charles S. Frost, Lillian Vaters, Warren Skillings The World’s...

07 February 2011

1894 – Stock Exchange Building, Chicago

Architect: Adler & Sullivan Widely considered an architectural masterpiece, the thirteen-story building incorporated Sullivan’s signature ornamentation thatcombined geometric forms with expressions of natural foliage. The Stock Exchange was demolished in 1972, and is...

17 September 2009

1898 – Frank Lloyd Wright House & Studio, Oak Park, Chicago

Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright This was the Wright family residence from 1889 to 1909. Wright began the construction of this house in 1889 shortly after his marriage, using $5,000 borrowed from Louis Sullivan....

06 February 2012

1898 – Montgomery Ward Building, Six North Michigan Ave., Chicago

Architect: Schmidt, Garden, and Martin Constructed as the headquarters of the Montgomery Ward company; a major player in the American Midwest until the late 20th century. The building was erected to enhance the...

18 September 2009

1904 – Santa Fe Building, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: D.H. Burnham & Company Designed in the “Chicago school”, the Santa Fe Building is now the headquarters of the Chicago Architecture Foundation. In the 1980s the lightwell through the centre of the...

07 February 2012

1905 – Federal Court Building, Chicago

Architect: Henry Ives Cobb The Chicago Federal Building in Chicago, Illinois was constructed between 1898 and 1905 for the purpose of housing the midwest’s federal courts, main post office, and other government bureaus....

21 September 2010

1906 – St. Lukes Church, Evanston, Illinois

Architect: John Sutcliffe Perspective View including ground floor plan & seating schedule published in The Building News, November 9th 1906. Never quite completed as illustrated, the tower was never constructed and other design...

18 September 2009

1908 – Unity Temple, Oak Park, Chicago

Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright In 1905, after the original Unity Church burned down, the Unitarian congregation of Oak Park, Illinois turned to architect Frank Lloyd Wright to design them a new structure. There...