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Rookery Building

Burnham and Root, architects

 

—1886 —

 
Rookery Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2011
1. Rookery Building Marker
Inscription. Chicago Landmark

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

Commission of Chicago Historical and Architectural Landmarks
 
Erected 1972 by Commission of Chicago Historical and Architectural Landmarks.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chicago Landmarks marker series.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Continental and Commercial Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Standard Time System in the United States
Rookery Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2011
2. Rookery Building Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Chicago Board of Trade's Statues (about 400 feet away); State Street (approx. ¼ mile away); Dearborn Street (approx. ¼ mile away); Palmer House Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Harold Washington (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Morton Building / Hotel Blake (approx. 0.3 miles 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 . . .
1. Chicago Landmarks: Rookery Building. (Submitted on October 1, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Rookery Building - History. (Submitted on October 1, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
Additional keywords. Frank Lloyd Wright
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
William Drummond's elevator lobby image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2011
3. William Drummond's elevator lobby
The Central Atrium by Frank Lloyd Wright image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2011
4. The Central Atrium by Frank Lloyd Wright
The Central Atrium by Frank Lloyd Wright image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2011
5. The Central Atrium by Frank Lloyd Wright
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 1, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 610 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 1, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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