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The Loop District in Chicago in Cook County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

333 North Michigan Building

Holabird & Root, Architect

— 1928 —

 
 
333 North Michigan Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 12, 2016
1. 333 North Michigan Building Marker
Inscription.  This outstanding Art Deco-style skyscraper helps define one of the city's finest urban spaces. Its prominence is further heightened by the jog in Michigan Avenue, where it crosses the Chicago River. The base of the building is sheathed in polished granite, in shades of black and purple. the upper stories are clad in buff-colored limestone and dark terra cotta, and are dramatically set back in accord with the city's 1923 zoning ordinance.
 
Erected 1997 by Commission on Chicago Landmarks.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. In addition, it is included in the Art Deco series list.
 
Location. 41° 53.278′ N, 87° 37.46′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. It is in The Loop District. Marker can be reached from North Michigan Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 333 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL 60601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Fort Dearborn (within shouting distance of this marker); Regeneration (within shouting distance
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of this marker); Chicago River (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Dearborn (within shouting distance of this marker); Rene Robert Cavalier Sieur de La Salle (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Fort Dearborn (within shouting distance of this marker); Mather Tower (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Republic Building (Originally the Bell Building) (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
 
333 North Michigan Building Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 12, 2016
2. 333 North Michigan Building Markers
There are two identical markers flanking the door at 333 North Michigan.
333 North Michigan Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 12, 2016
3. 333 North Michigan Building Marker
333 North Michigan Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 12, 2016
4. 333 North Michigan Building
333 North Michigan Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 12, 2016
5. 333 North Michigan Building
Seal of the City of Chicago image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 12, 2016
6. Seal of the City of Chicago
City of Chicago Incorporated 4th March 1837
Blackhawks Store<br>333 North Michigan image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 12, 2016
7. Blackhawks Store
333 North Michigan
Architectural Detail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 12, 2016
8. Architectural Detail
333 North Michigan and the London Guarantee & Accident Building image. Click for full size.
©Indiana Limestone Company. Courtesy Indiana Geological and Water Survey, Indiana Univ., Bloomington, circa 1930
9. 333 North Michigan and the London Guarantee & Accident Building
The Indiana Limestone Photograph Collection was a previously unknown collection of more than 25,000 photographs found in a house owned by the Indiana Limestone Company in Bedford, Indiana. The photos document the use of Indiana limestone in prominent buildings across the United States. This photo, likely from the 1930s, features two famed Chicago buildings constructed of Indiana limestone: the art-deco 333 North Michigan Avenue, and, to the right, the London Guarantee & Accident Building (now the LondonHouse Hotel), which sits on the site of old Fort Dearborn.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on November 23, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 546 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 23, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   7, 8. submitted on November 25, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   9. submitted on November 7, 2023, by Sean Flynn of Oak Park, Illinois. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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