Auditorium Building, Roosevelt University

430 Michigan Ave. and Congress St., Chicago, Illinois

Photos 

Auditorium Building

1. EXTERIOR FROM SOUTHEAST, July 21, 1963

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Street View 

Description 

The Auditorium Building designed by Adler and Sullivan and built 1887-89, has been cited by the Commission of Chicago Architectural Landmarks: "In recognition of the community spirit which here joined commercial and artistic ends, uniting hotel, office building, and theatre in one structure; and the inventiveness of the engineer displayed from foundations to the perfect acoustics; and the genius of the architect which gave form and, with the aid of original ornament, expressed the spirit of festivity in rooms of great splendor." -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS IL-1007)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 17, 1970
Reference number
70000230
Architectural style
American Movement
Areas of significance
Engineering; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Professional; Theater; Business
Current function
College
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant year
1889

Update Log 

  • June 9, 2016: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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Auditorium Building, Roosevelt University
Posted July 19, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Be sure to view the full HABS/HAER page for this building, which has over 100 photos and 70+ drawings. The building design is interesting because it includes pin-connected roof trusses with inclined end posts.