Essential Architecture-  Chicago Loop North

Courthouse Place

architect

Otto H. Matz

location

54 W. Hubbard St.

date

1893

style

Richardsonian Romanesque

construction

Stone

type

Government
 
 
 
This Richardsonian Romanesque-style building, which housed the Cook County Criminal Courts for 35 years, was the site of many legendary trials, including the Leopold and Loeb murder case and the Black Sox Scandal. Newspaperman Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur based much of their 1928 play, " The Front Page," on the daily events in this structure. A public market hall once stood on the site.

links

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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