Illinois Institute of Technology Academic Campus

Illinois Institute of Technology Academic Campus
IIT Machinery Hall.jpg
IIT Machinery Hall
Location Roughly bounded by 31st St., State St., 35th St. and the Dan Ryan Expressway, Chicago, Illinois
Coordinates 41°50′6″N 87°37′42″W  /  41.83500°N 87.62833°W  / 41.83500; -87.62833 Coordinates: 41°50′6″N87°37′42″W / 41.83500°N 87.62833°W / 41.83500; -87.62833
Area 60 acres (24 ha)
Built 1893
Architect Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig; Patten & Fisher
Architectural style Romanesque, Miesian
NRHP reference # 05000871 [dead link]
Added to NRHP August 12, 2005

Illinois Institute of Technology Academic Campus or IIT Main Campus is one of five campuses of the Illinois Institute of Technology. It is located in the Douglas community area and has an official address of 3300 South Federal Street and is roughly bounded by 31st Street, State Street, 35th Street and the Dan Ryan Expressway. Its Main Building and Machinery Hall were designated a Chicago Landmark on May 26, 2004.[1] The entire Academic Campus was designated as a National Register of Historic Places listing on August 12, 2005.[2]

Main Building

Machinery Hall (built in 1901)[3] and the Main Building (built between 1891–1893)[3] are located across the street from each other at 33rd and Federal Streets northeast of the location of the former Comiskey Park.[4] The buildings are both Victorian era red brick and granite structures built in the Romanesque revival architecture style that were designed by Patton & Fisher and their successor firm, Patton, Fisher & Miller. The buildings were constructed with the aid of philanthropy by Philip D. Armour, Sr. On the first landing of The Main Building's main staircase there is a stained-glass window dedicated to Philip D. Armour, Jr., located on the first landing. The two buildings are located adjacent to the Dan Ryan Expressway and Chicago Transit Authority red line from which they are highly visible.[3] The original cost of the Main Building (3300 South Federal Street) in 1892 was $500,000 ($14.2 million today), and Machinery Hall (100 West 33rd Street) cost $150,000 ($4.6 million) in 1901.[4]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ "Chicago Landmarks"(PDF). City of Chicago. January 1, 2009. Retrieved June 14, 2010. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Property Information Report". Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Retrieved June 24, 2010. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b c "Main Building and Machinery Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology". City of Chicago. Archived from the original on June 13, 2008. Retrieved June 18, 2010.
  4. ^ a b "Century-Old IIT Buildings Named Historic Landmarks: City moves to protect Main Building, Machinery Hall as architectural treasures". Illinois Institute of Technology. April 1, 2004. Retrieved June 18, 2010.
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