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Auditorium Building

Chicago, Illinois
County of Cook.
Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan Avenue
National Register Number: 70000230
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Recreation & Culture - music facility. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2006.
Congressional District: IL-7 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Public Theater.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 15, 1975):
Constructed 1886-1889, this structure grew out of Chicago's need for a civic center housing primarily a concert hall and opera house, as well as space for political conventions, charity balls, etc. Among the most important buildings in the history of modern architecture, it reveals Louis Sullivan's developing ability to solve the aesthetic and functional design problems of tall buildings, and the capacity of Dankmar Adler to overcome engineering obstacles.

Condition:
There are no threats to the NHL at this time

There are no changes since last reporting (2004)


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