This tour will feature Chicago’s most intact cluster of “Chicago School” skyscrapers, which together represent the rapid development of new structural techniques, building materials, and design aesthetics for commercial buildings in late 19th-century Chicago.  Highlights will include the Manhattan (1891, William Le Baron Jenney), Old Colony (1894, Holabird & Roche), Fisher (1896, D.H. Burnham & Co.), and Monadnock Buildings (1891, 1893, Burnham & Root and Holabird & Roche).   The Manhattan and Fisher Buildings were among the earliest examples of office-to-residential conversions in the Loop. Tour leader and architect John Eifler was responsible for restoring the interior lobby and first floor commercial space of the Fisher Building. 

Meeting Place: Northwest corner of Dearborn and Van Buren Streets (Van Buren entrance to the Monadnock Building)

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