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Chicago Cultural Center - Exterior 1

Chicago Cultural Center

 

Architect: Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge

 

Date: 1897

 

Style: Neoclassical with Italian Renaissance elements

 

Address: 78 East Washington St. (Randolph St.)

 

Height: 104 ft.

 

Materials: Masonry, Limestone, Granite, Stained Glass, Brass, Marble, Mother of Pearl

 

Program: Reception Venue

 

Originally having been the central library building, the Chicago Cultural Center became known as “The People’s Palace” in 1897. The buildings purpose was to enrich the culture and intellect of the city’s people, and today continues doing so by being the home to thousands of visitors who gather to attend many public events being held in the building. It hosts a wide range of events that are open to the public, many of which are free of charge. It allows all of its visitors to not only appreciate its magnificent architecture, but also allows for enlightenment and entertainment of its guests through the events held.

 

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Taken on June 4, 2012