Essential Architecture-  Chicago Loop South

City Hall-County Building

architect

Holabird & Roche

location

121 N. LaSalle St./118 N. Clark St.

date

1905-08 and 1909-11

style

Beaux-Arts

construction

terracotta clad

type

Government
 
 
   
Since 1853, the governments of Chicago and Cook County have shared three different buildings on this site. The monumental, Classical Revival-style exterior of the present structure, which was designed to be a functional and efficient office building, symbolizes the strength, dignity, and vigor of the governmental functions it contains. The County Building was completed in 1908; City Hall was finished in 1911. 

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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