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Reliance Building

Chicago, Illinois
County of Cook.
32 North State Street
National Register Number: 70000237
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Commerce/Trade - business. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
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):
Completed in 1895 from designs by Chicago architects John Root and Charles A. Atwood, this 15-story building is a prime example of the forward-looking, structural, and functional aspects of "Chicago School" architecture. Its iron-skeleton frame enables non-bearing exterior walls to be faced with expansive "Chicago window" bays in which a large, fixed central pane is framed by narrow double-hung sash. The Reliance Building is also noted for its Gothic terracotta decorations and prominent vertical bays.

Condition:
The Reliance Building is in good condition.

There are no changes to the landmark.


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