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
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 17, 1970
Areas of significance
Level of significance
C - Design/Construction
Professional; Theater; Business
Period of significance
June 9, 2016: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger
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.