Chicago in Cook County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
An excellent example of the Chicago School, an architectural style of international importance that developed between the 1880s and the early 1900s. This building was commissioned by Boston developers Peter and Shepard Brooks, who built many of Chicago’s most innovative structures. It is noted for its finely detailed terra cotta ornament, large windows, and minimal wall surfaces—all traits that epitomize the early steel-framed skyscraper.
Erected 1997 by Commission on Chicago Landmarks Richard M. Daley, Mayor.
Location. 41° 52.683′ N, 87° 38.105′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 66 and South Franklin Street, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 66. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 233 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago IL 60606, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Continental and Commercial Bank Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Standard Time System in the United States (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Chicago Board of Trade's Statues Rookery Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Jewish House of Worship (approx. ¼ mile away); Dearborn Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); Washington Block (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Morton Building / Hotel Blake (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
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