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Joliet in Will County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Louis Joliet Renaissance Center

 
 
Louis Joliet Renaissance Center Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, September 30, 2020
1. Louis Joliet Renaissance Center Marker
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Designed by Daniel Burnham and built in 1924, the stucco sculpture was a result of a design competition sponsored by the Joliet Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber headquarters employed a Spanish Renaissance motif, including an open-air atrium in the original structure which is now enclosed.

The "hotel" annex was added in 1970 and Joliet Junior College has occupied the Renaissance Center complex since 1980.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1924.
 
Location. 41° 31.711′ N, 88° 4.978′ W. Marker is in Joliet, Illinois, in Will County. Marker is on North Ottawa Street (Illinois Route 53) south of Webster Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 214 N Ottawa St, Joliet IL 60432, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joliet, Illinois (within shouting distance of this marker); Route 66 Visitors Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Public Service Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joliet Public Library
Louis Joliet Renaissance Center Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, September 30, 2020
2. Louis Joliet Renaissance Center Marker
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(about 500 feet away); Murray Building (about 500 feet away); Fehrenbacher Building (about 600 feet away); The Marx Brothers (about 700 feet away); Level 3: Charles Reed (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Joliet.
 
Louis Joliet Renaissance Center image. Click for more information.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, September 30, 2020
3. Louis Joliet Renaissance Center
The marker is in front of the building next to the entrance.
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 67 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 8, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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May. 24, 2022