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The Chicago Public Library Cultural Center

Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge, architects

 

— 1897 —

 
The Chicago Public Library Cultural Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 24, 2017
1. The Chicago Public Library Cultural Center Marker
Inscription.  This building was the first permanent structure of the city's public library system. Designed to be a grand civic building, its exterior appearance and its interior spaces are based on classical Greek and Italian Renaissance precedents. The library is extensively decorated with mosaics, marbles, bronze, and two stained-glass Tiffany domes.

Designated a Chicago Landmark on November 15, 1976 by the City Council of Chicago, Richard J. Daley, Mayor
 
Erected by Commission on Chicago Historical and Architectural Landmarks.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture.
 
Location. 41° 53.002′ N, 87° 37.496′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is at the intersection of East Washington Street and North Michigan Avenue, on the left when traveling east on East Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 78 E Washington St, Chicago IL 60602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jean Baptiste Beaubien (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Sisters of Mercy (about 600
The Chicago Cultural Center (south entrance) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 24, 2017
2. The Chicago Cultural Center (south entrance)
feet away); Marshall Field and Company Building (about 800 feet away); Palmer House Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carbide and Carbon Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Eternal Flame Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Chicago Remembers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Viet Nam Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
 
Also see . . .
1. Chicago Cultural Center. City of Chicago (Submitted on November 27, 2017.) 

2. Chicago Cultural Center. Wikipedia (Submitted on November 27, 2017.) 

3. Chicago Cultural Center. Chicago Architecture Foundation (Submitted on November 27, 2017.) 
 
The Chicago Cultural Center (north entrance) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 24, 2017
3. The Chicago Cultural Center (north entrance)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 27, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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