• Tour
  • Fri, Oct 2
  • 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • 1 S. State Street
  • Limited Capacity, RSVP Required.

This tour will feature the architecture, history, and adaptive re-use of Louis Sullivan’s Carson Pirie Scott department store (1898-1906), now a mixed-use building known as the Sullivan Center.  The grid-like elevations of the 12-story steel framed building, sheathed in white terra cotta, epitomize the structural expressionism indicative of “Chicago School” skyscrapers while its rounded entrance pavilion and cast-iron storefronts display Sullivan’s unique artistic sensibility.  The exterior of the building underwent a meticulous decade-long restoration in recent years that included the replacement of a long-missing cornice and colonnade.  Ward Miller, Executive Director of Preservation Chicago, will lead this tour. 

To attend, RSVP here