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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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  • This is an outstanding example of the Chicago School of Architecture building. Admire the exterior but the real surprise is it’s interor. Check out the murals in the lobby depicting the founding and e...  more »
  • Must see building for those interested in history of architecture. This building was completed in 1895 and it was designed by well known architects Holabird & Roche. The Marquette Bldg was one of the ...  more »
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  • Nice architectural tour and they had great information that me being local didn't even notice before.
  • This place feels like Chicago. History has truly been preserved in this majestic building surrounded by an ever still technologically growing city. The design and architecture proudly shows how hard the workers were back then and also how hard Chicago's workers do now. I invite you to please come learn about Chicago's past and see Chicago's future. Thank you!

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