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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
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.

The Reliance Building is in good condition.

There are no changes to the landmark.

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