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Rookery Building

Chicago, Illinois
County of Cook.
209 S. LaSalle Street
National Register Number: 70000238
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Commerce/Trade - professional. 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 - May 15, 1975):
Completed in 1886 at a cost of $1.5 million, this 11 story building is a prime example in the development of multi-story commercial structures. Its use of skeletal construction and fine ornamental detail place it in the mainstream of "Chicago School" architecture. In 1905, its lobby was remodeled by Frank Lloyd Wright.

There are no threats to the building at this time.

A new roof is being installed over the existing roof.

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