Chicago in Cook County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Burnham and Root, architects
— 1886 —
Its powerful exterior softened by John Root’s lively ornament, the Rookery typifies the 1880s' lingering picturesque attitude toward commercial architecture. A transitional structure in the evolution of modern architecture, it employs both masonry wall-bearing and skeletal frame construction techniques.
Designated a Chicago Landmark on July 5, 1972 by the City Council of Chicago.
Richard J. Daley, Mayor
Erected 1972 by Commission of Chicago Historical and Architectural Landmarks.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Landmarks. In addition, it is included in the Illinois, Chicago Landmarks Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1906.
Location. 41° 52.749′ N, 87° 37.925′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is at the intersection of South LaSalle Street and West Adams Street, on the left when traveling south on South LaSalle Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 209 South LaSalle Street, Chicago IL 60604, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Continental and Commercial Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Standard Time System in the United States (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Chicago Board of Trade's Statues (about 400 feet away); First Jewish House of Worship (about 600 feet away); Brooks Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); State Street (approx. ¼ mile away); Dearborn Street (approx. ¼ mile away); The DePaul Center (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
Regarding Rookery Building. The Rookery Building has been "further enhanced by Frank Lloyd Wright's reworking of the atrium and William Drummond's elevator lobbies." Chicago's Famous Buildings by Franz Schulze and Kevin Harrington.
Also see . . . Chicago Landmarks: Rookery Building. (Submitted on October 1, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Additional keywords. Frank Lloyd Wright
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