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Chicago Historical Society Building
Chicago Historical Society Building
TitleChicago Historical Society Building
CreatorCobb, Henry Ives, 1859-1931
DescriptionThis Romanesque Revival building located at 632 North Dearborn Street, at the northwest corner of North Dearborn and West Ontario Streets, was used by the Chicago Historical Society until 1931. The building was for sale at the time of the photograph, and subsequently became home to a series of nightclubs. The Castle Chicago nightclub is currently in operation in this building. The 640 North LaSalle Building is visible on the far left side of the photograph behind the gas stations. On the far right side of the image 642 and 650 North LaSalle stand in a derelict state.
NotesPhotograph credit: Brubaker, C. William, 1984
Date1892 (Chicago Historical Society Building); 1973 (640 North La Salle)
Geographic coverageNear North Side (Chicago, Ill.)
River North (Chicago, Ill.)
Community Area Number8
Subjectmuseums (buildings)
commercial buildings
adaptive reuse
View Descriptiongeneral view
Physical Description35 mm. slide
CollectionC. William Brubaker Collection (University of Illinois at Chicago)
RepositoryUniversity of Illinois at Chicago. Library. [Visual Resources].
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File Namebru009_06_nF
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