|The battlemented sections on
Wabash Avenue are the remains
of a wall built in 1889 around Libby Prison (the prison had been
from Richmond, Virginia and re-erected here as a Civil War memento and
museum, standing on this site 1889-1899). The arches collapsed
construction, killing eleven workers.
This building was the site of the Reublican National Convention from 1904 to 1920.