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Marquette Building, Chicago

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The Marquette Building, completed in 1895, is a Chicago landmark that was built by the George A. Fuller Company and designed by architects Holabird & Roche. The building is currently owned by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. It is located in the community area known as the "Loop" in Cook County, Illinois, United States.The building was one of the early steel frame skyscrapers of its day, and is considered one of the best examples of the Chicago School of architecture. The building originally had a reddish, terra cotta exterior that is now somewhat blackened due to decades of Loop soot. It is noted both for its then cutting edge frame and its ornate interior.Since construction, the building has received numerous awards and honors. It was designated a Chicago Landmark on June 9, 1975, and is considered an architectural masterpiece. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 17, 1973 and named a National Historic Landmark on January 7, 1976. The building's preservation has been a major focus of the Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation completed an extensive four-year restoration in 2006.
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  • I came across this building after eating at the attached Revival Food Hall. It was a nice office building with some stores on the main floor but nothing special other than nice mosaics in its lobby. N...  more »
  • This was a stop on an city walking tour and I continued to be impressed with all of the architecture and history that Chicago has to offer. The Tiffany mosaics were a sight to behold and there is much...  more »
  • I got a good look at the exterior of this 1895 skyscraper and its beautiful lobby on a Chicago Architecture Foundation historic skyscrapers tour. But this National Historic Landmark is also open to th...  more »
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  • This building is a testament to the early skyscrapers. A beautiful lobby, mosaics, and a tribute to the buildings of Chicago that aim high resides within. A must for all those who appreciate architecture, art, or are looking for something truly unique. Plan to visit around meal time and you can enjoy the Revival located on the west side past the tribute...a truly wonderful selection of food from around the city, sample from all or enjoy your favorites without paying an arm and a leg. A true gem in the rough.
  • This building was completed in 1895 with 16 stories....an early high rise (sky scraper). The lobby is an awesome display of art that tells a story of Father Jacques Marquette's explorations of the region between 1674 &1675. Currently the building, that has been painstakingly rehabbed, houses the MacArthur Foundation. Truly a gem.
  • awesome looking building
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  • Another architectural gem in Chicago. A great example of the famed Chicago School of architecture. Be sure to go inside the lobby and see the stunning Tiffany mother of pearl mosaics. As well as the original 1895 light bulbs.
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