Michigan-Wacker Historic District

Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr. and environs, Chicago, Illinois

Photos 

Southwest corner of the district.

Photo taken by Nathan Holth

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Map 

Description 

This historic district includes some of the most famous and beautiful buildings and structures of Chicago. Here on Landmark Hunter, many of these structures have been assigned individual pages and listings for clarity and organization. A list of the individual structures which currently have been given their own page is available here: http://landmarkhunter.com/tag/67932-michigan-wacker-historic-district/

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 15, 1978
Reference number
78001124
Architectural styles
Victorian: Gothic; Other architectural type; American Movement: Skyscraper; Baroque
Areas of significance
Community Planning and Development; Exploration/Settlement; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
District
Historic function
Business
Current function
Business
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1800-1824; 1825-1849
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 11
Contributing structures: 2
Contributing sites: 1
Contributing objects: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 3

Tags 

American Movement (6,254)
Chicago, Illinois (310)
Cook County, Illinois (588)
District (10,321)
Gothic (1,435)
Holabird & Roche (24)
Illinois (2,491)
Private owner (54,396)
Skyscraper (106)
Victorian (19,697)

Update Log 

  • October 30, 2013: New photos from Michael Miller
  • October 12, 2010: New photos from Nathan Holth

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Comments 

Michigan-Wacker Historic District
Posted October 12, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This historic district includes some of the most famous and beautiful buildings and structures of Chicago. Here on Landmark Hunter, these structures have been assigned individual pages and listings for clarity and organization. A list of the contributing buildings in this district along with a map are available by viewing the nomination form, attached.

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