Rookery Building

209 S. LaSalle St., Chicago, Illinois

Photos 

Rookery Building

1. Historic American Buildings Survey Cervin Robinson, Photographer August 1963 EXTERIOR FROM NORTHWEST

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Description 

The Commission on Chicago Architectural Landmarks has cited it: "In recognition of its pioneering plan in providing shops and offices around a graceful semi-private square and the further development of the skeleton structural frame using cast iron columns, wrought iron spandrel beams and steel beams to support party walls and interior floors." -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS IL-1030)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 17, 1970
Reference number
70000238
Architectural style
American Movement: Chicago
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Professional
Current function
Professional
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant years
1886; 1888

Update Log 

  • May 25, 2017: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • September 15, 2016: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • February 2, 2016: New photos from Nathan Holth

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