Essential Architecture-  Chicago Loop North

Three Arts Club

architect

Holabird & Roche (later Holabird & Roche)

location

1300 N. Dearborn St.

date

1914

style

Romanesque Revival

construction

Brick

type

Apartment Building
 
 
This clubhouse was built to provide a safe, supportive, and economical residence for young women studying the arts. This was part of a trend to construct buildings for artists at the turn of the century that was indicative of a growing appreciation for the arts in urban life and as a worthwhile educational pursuit. The Byzantine-style entrance contains mosaics representing the three arts of music, drama, and painting. The 110 units were arranged around a central courtyard.

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With special thanks to the City of Chicago website, www.egov.cityofchicago.org , for much of the info on this page.
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