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Monadnock Building

53 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604-3606
+1 312-922-1890
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The two-building block represents old-style masonry and new-fangled steel framing.
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Sep 24, 2017
“Historic architectural icon”
Sep 10, 2016
“Tallest Load-Bearing Brick Building”
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53 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604-3606
Downtown / The Loop
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Reviewed September 25, 2017 via mobile

My drinking buddy and I stopped off here on our way to breakfast at the start of our day's brewery tour. I'd heard about it on our architectural tour the previous day, so it was great to see it live as it were. Apart from...More

Thank GrumpsDC
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Reviewed September 10, 2016

The building is open to the public and you can walk through - and also go up stairs. It is the tallest load-bearing brick building ever constructed (north section built in 1891 and the south in 1893). The shops inside are also interesting - especially...More

Thank Diane K
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Reviewed August 6, 2016

This building is one of the must-see with my architect friends. Just like many other tall buildings in Chicago, you have to step back at least a block away to get a good photo.

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Reviewed July 28, 2016

This is another of Chicago's famous, historic buildings. Be sure to walk through, end to end and see the shops. It is like stepping back in time! So glad this building has been saved.

Thank Illinoisnow
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Reviewed June 14, 2016

My mother worked in this building back in the 50's so we went to revisit it with her. Specialty shops on the ground floor take you back nearly a century with a hat store that makes custom made hats and a shoe shine store that...More

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Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

This building is worth at least a quick visit to the lobby off State Street (open to the public) to see the amazing mosaic artwork inside that tells an historical story, although you'll have to research what it is. Just walk in and look up.

1  Thank Bonnie T
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Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is actually two buildings into one, with a nice hallway passage between them. There are really cool shops here, like an old style barber and shoe repair. The mail boxes are great works of art, don't miss those. It is an amazing gem in...More

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Reviewed August 14, 2014

From the outside, it was cool! (its free to see it from the outside). If you want to see it from the inside well your out of luck unless you've got an apt with someone in the building.

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Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

I discovered the beauty of this structure when I visited the Florodora dress and shoe shops on the south end of the building (ladies, peruse the stores, they're pricey but feature local designers and beautiful merchandise). When you walk through the interior you can appreciate...More

2  Thank ChicagoTexas
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

This building is a little deceptive. It has been restored and renovated many times during its existence, and looks rather modern at first sight. In fact it was built in the Victorian era, in one of the gaps left after the great fire of Chicago,...More

Thank farmbrough
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