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Auditorium Building, 430 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, IL

Auditorium Building, 430 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, IL

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Summary

Structure incorporated hydro-pnuematic sewage ejectors, hydraulic rams, moveable stages, "asphaelia" system, isacoustic curve, cyclorama, scagliola, & thunder machines.
Significance: 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."
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-129
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-164
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N831
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-129,FN-164,N831
Survey number: HABS IL-1007
Building/structure dates: 1887- 1889 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1941 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: after. 1950- before. 1959 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 70000230

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Adler & Sullivan
Roosevelt College (University)
Auditorium Theater Council
Chicago Musical College
Taylor, Crombie & Associates
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Weese, Harry M
Snead & Company
Homestead Works
Reed, David
Minnesota Granite Company
Young & Farrel Diamond Stone Saw Co.
Hollaway, Charles
Fleury, Albert
Roosevelt, Frank
Harrison, Benjamin
Illinois Terra Cotta Lumber Co.
Adams, Milward
Illinois HIstoric Preservation Agency, sponsor
Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs, sponsor
McClier, contractor
Auditorium Theatre Council, sponsor
Kasprzyk, Mark, delineator
Schwartz, Leslie, photographer
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