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Architecture of Illinois

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....

06 February 2012

1865 – Lloyd & Jones Building, Chicago, Illinois

Designed by by the Architectural Iron Works of New York. Described as “Elevation of front of a portion of building built for Alex. Lloyd and J. Q. Jones, Chicago” in the illustrated brochure...

06 February 2012

1889 – Auditorium Building, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Adler & Sullivan The Auditorium Building in Chicago is one of the best-known designs of Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan. Completed in 1889, the building was built at the northwest corner of...

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...

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 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...

07 February 2011

1911 – Continental & Commercial National Bank Building, Chicago

Architect: D.H. Burnham & Co. Former headquarters of the Continental & Commercial National Bank. Now a hotel after an expensive conversion and restoration by Marriott.

07 February 2011

1885c – Ryerson Building, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Adler & Sullivan Demolished 1939.

07 February 2011

1923 – London Guarantee Building, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Alfred S. Alschuler The London Guarantee Building, also known as 360 North Michigan Avenue, and is one of the four 1920s flanks of the Michigan Avenue Bridge (along with the Wrigley Building,...