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Leiter II Building

Chicago, Illinois
County of Cook.
S. State and E. Congress Streets
National Register Number: 76000695
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Commerce/Trade - business. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: IL-7 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Office Building.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 7, 1976):
Now used by Sears, Roebuck, and Company, this proto-skyscraper is the masterpiece of its architect, William Le Baron Jenney (1832-1907). It is outstanding for the integration of structural and aesthetic design elements in its skeleton construction.

No threats indicated at this time.

Management completed city of Chicago mandated Critical Inspection: north, west, east facade--November 2006. Completed mandated visual inspection--North, East, West facade, May 2008. No facade repairs indicated by engineering reports.

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