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

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.
 
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.
 
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 feet away); Palmer House Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carbide and Carbon Building (approx.
The Chicago Cultural Center (south entrance) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 24, 2017
2. The Chicago Cultural Center (south entrance)
mile away); South Water Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); 333 North Michigan Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Fort Dearborn (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Fort Dearborn (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.) 
 
Categories. Architecture
 
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. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 27, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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