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The Newberry Library
This page last updated 07/26/2008
This list does not include every
designed by these architects, but I will attempt to add more
information and more buildings as time (and money) permit.
At the same time, many buildings in my Chicago collection are not
listed here, as the architects and dates of completion are
unknown. All cards are listed at Postcards
Adler and Louis Sullivan - Adler and Sullivan Co.
My sincere thanks to all the folks who
me with information on these buildings, and particular John Hug, a
with the Chicago Architecture Foundation, and Dave Daruszka who hosts
Society web site.
The buildings listed and not
my wish list. The architects are not listed in any
Building (later Garrick Theater), 64 West Randolph Street,
- Bordon Block, 1879-80, northwest corner of
- Rothschild Store (first one), 1881,
- Jewelers Building, 1881-82, 15 South Wabash
northeast corner of Wabash Avenue and Adams Street;
Chicago Landmark 1981.
Theater, 1883,1885, 25 West Madison Street, demolished in 1922
- The Zion Temple, 1885, Washington and Ogden
- Thirty-Ninth Street Passenger Station, 1886,
- Standard Club, 1887-88, southwest corner of
Demolished in 1910.
1887-89, northwest corner of Michigan Ave and Congress Pkwy.
a Chicago Landmark in 1976.
- Troescher Building, 1884, 15 South Wacker Drive
Exchange Building, 1893-94, 30 North LaSalle Street
- 2312-14 N.
Lincoln Ave, South half 1883, north half, 1887 (Chicago Landmark)
- Carson, Pirie, Scott and Company,
1899, State Street and Madison
Baumann and Huehl
Huehl and Schmid
Solon S. Beman
W. W. Boyington
(Several buildings in Joliet,
including the Joliet
- Willoughby Building, 1887, northwest corner of
Jackson Blvd. and
- The Montauk Block, 1881-82, 64-70 West Monroe
1881-1883, northeast corner of 20th and Michigan, destroyed by fire
- Sidney Kent House, 1882-83, 2944 South Michigan
Avenue (Chicago Landmark)
- Rialto Building, 1883-86, 132-148 West Van Buren;
- Insurance Exchange Building, 1884-85, southwest
corner of LaSalle and
- McCormick Harvesting Machine Co, 1884-86,
southwest corner of Wacker
- E. E. Ayer House, 1885-86; northeast corner of
State and Banks;
the Chicago Club, 1885-87, southwest
of Michigan and Van Buren, destroyed.
- Phenix Building, 1885-87, 111 West Jackson,
- Church of the Covenant, 1887, southeast corner of
Belden and Halsted;
- The Rookery,
209 South LaSalle Street; designated a Chicago Landmark 1972
- Rand-McNally Building, 1888-1890, 165 West Adams,
Regiment Armory, 1889-91, northwest corner of 16th and
Northern Hotel (originally the Chicago Hotel), 1890-92,
corner of Dearborn St. and Jackson Blvd., demolished in
- Ashland Block,
northeast corner of Clark and Randolph Streets, demolished in 1949.
Block (original building) 1889-91, 53 West Jackson
Designated a Chicago Landmark in 1973.
Temple, 1891-92, southwest corner of LaSalle and Monroe
demolished in 1926.
1891-92, northeast corner of State and Randolph Streets, demolished in
- Union Stock Yards Entrance
D. H. Burnham and Company
Bank Building, 1896, 38 South Dearborn Street
1895-96, 343 South Dearborn Street; designed Chicago Landmark 1978
1902, block of State, Randolph, Wabash and Washington Streets
Building, 1903-4, northwest corner of Michigan Ave. and Jackson
1905, southwest corner of Madison Street and Wabash Ave.
Company Building, 122 South Michigan Avenue, 1910
Building (second),175 West Jackson Blvd, 1911
- Carson, Pirie, Scott and Company
(original structure, Louis Sullivan), 1903-3; 1906. Chicago Landmark
Cobb and Frost
Henry Ives Cobb
60 West Walton, 1892
(original Tudor Buildings), 1892
Society Building, 632 N. Dearborn St, 1892
- Chicago Athletic Club, 12 South Michigan Avenue, 1912
- Chicago Varnish Company, completed 1895, 33 W. Kinzie St..
Designated a Chicago Landmark July 25, 2001
Frost and Granger
Holabird and Roche
Block, south addition, 1893, northwest corner of Dearborn
Van Buren Streets. Designated a Chicago Landmark 1973.
Building, 1887-89, northeast corner of LaSalle and Madison
demolished in 1929
- City Hall,
and 1909-11; corner of LaSalle and Clark Streets; designated
- Old Colony Building, 1893-94, 407 South Dearborn
- Cable Building (Hoops Building), 1898-99,
southeast corner of Wabash
and Jackson Boulevard, demolished 1961.
Le Baron Jenney
- Home Insurance Building, 1884-85, northeast
corner of LaSalle and Adams
Streets, demolished 1931
- The Fair
1890-91, north side of Adams Street from State to Dearborn
- Manhattan Building, 1889-91, 431 South Dearborn
- Leiter II
(originally Siegal, Cooper and Co), 1891; 400 South State Street at Van
Buren; Later occupied by Sears Roebuck & Co.;
Chicago Landmark 1997
- The Central Y.M.C.A.
S. La Salle Street
- Luddington Building (American Book Company), 1891, 1104 S. Wabash
Ave, Chicago Landmark, 1991
John O. E. Pridmore
Henry Hobson Richardson
- Marshall Field Wholesale
by Adams, Wells, Quincy and Franklin Streets, demolished in 1930.
- Hyde Park Hotel, 1887-88, 1891, southwest corner
of Hyde Park Boulevard
and Lake Park Avenue; demolished in 1963.
Schmidt, Garden and Martin
Shipley, Rutan and Coolidge
Enock. Hill Turnock
- Brewster Apartments, 1893, northwest
Diversey Boulevard and
Clinton J. Warren
Hotel, 1889-90, formerly Leander McCormick Apartments,
at intersection of Ohio and Rush Streets; demolished
1891, northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and 23rd Street
- Michigan Hotel, 1891-92, northeast corner of
Michigan Ave. and Cermak
- Plaza Hotel, 1892, 1553 Clark Street.
Hotel, 1892-93 (Holabird and Roche- 1902, 1907), 504 South
Wheelock and Thomas
- Delaware Building, 36
W. Randolph St., 1872-74 (Chicago Landmark)
22, 28 S. Wabash Ave., 1875-77 (Chicago Landmark)
James J. Egan
E. Chicago Ave., 1882-83 (Chicago Landmark)
John Mills Van Osdel
McKim, Mead and
- 120 E. Bellevue Pl.,
1892, (Chicago Landmark, 1973)
Burling and Whitehouse
- 40 E. Erie St,
1883, Chicago Landmark 1977
Toussaint Menard; west addition,
John P. Huber
W. Roosevelt Road, 1869; west addition 1874 (Chicago Landmark 1987)
Frederick E. Faber and William F.
- 1215-25 W. 18th
St., 1892, Chicago Landmark 1989
S. Indiana Ave., 1887, Chicago Landmark, 1998
- 758 W.
North Ave, 1887. Designated Chicago Landmark 2001.
John T. Long
- 6565 S. Yale Ave,
1892-1893 (Chicago Landmark 2003)
School of Architecture,
of Commercial and Public Building in the Chicago Area, 1875-1925,
Carl W. Condit, published 1964
- Louis Sullivan, His
Life and Work, by
- The Architecture of
John Wellborn Root,
- Chicago's Famous
Buildings, by Arthur
- Burnham of Chicago,
by Thomas S.
- Chicago Street Guide,
- Lost Chicago, by
David Low, American
(through the notes of John Hub and David Daruszka)
- History of the
Development of Building
in Chicago, by Frank A. Randall, University of Illinois Press
(notes of David Daruszka)
- The Devil
In The White City, by Erik Larson, 2003
A Personal History of Aremica's Most American City, by Finis
... and, of course, the postcards themselves!
I have never been to Illinois (I live
GA), and have only become interested in 19th Century Chicago architects
through my collecting vintage Chicago postcards, and my subsequent love
affair with 19th century and early 20th century Chicago. If you
an errors in this information, kindly let me know and I will add a
I have found several items which are confusing to me. Many
buildings erected in the 1880's were replaced by 1912, so there may be
existing postcards for two different buildings of the same name.
Some buildings had many "lives" and many names over the years. Whenever
possible, I compare with an actual photograph or lithograph of the
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