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Adler Planetarium

Chicago, Illinois
County of Cook.
1300 S. Lake Shore Drive
National Register Number: 87000819
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Educational facility - related. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: IL-7 Certified Local Government: YES
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: Planetarium.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - February 27, 1987):
The Adler, which opened in 1930, was the first planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. It was given to the people of Chicago by Max Adler to enable everyone to "observe the heavenly bodies as heretofore only astronomers could do." The planetarium was an attraction at the great Chicago exposition, "A Century of Progress" (1933-1934).

There are no threats to the landmark at this time.

Numerous grants have been received throughout the year.

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