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Leiter I Building, 200-208 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Cook County, IL

Leiter I Building, 200-208 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Cook County, IL

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Significance: The first Leiter Building, built in 1879, has been cited as a Chicago Architectural Landmark, "In recognition of its contribution towards the development of skeleton construction. Cast iron pilasters continue as columns from foundation to roof with widely spaced piers framing glass bays, which anticipate the steel cage of the Chicago School."
Survey number: HABS IL-1021
Building/structure dates: 1879 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1888 Subsequent Work

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Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Jenney, William Le Baron
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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