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Pritzker Military Museum & Library

Monroe Building

Address

104 S. Michigan Ave.

Neighborhood

Downtown

Hours

Sat, Oct 15: 9am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 16: Closed

Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible

Building Architect

Holabird & Roche, 1912

Description

Floors two through four of the Monroe Building are home to this museum and library. It opened in 2003 as a center where citizens and citizen soldiers come together to learn about military history and the role of the armed forces in today’s society. It features an extensive collection of books, artifacts and rotating exhibits covering many eras and branches of the military. The interiors, by Atlanta-based TVS Design, bring together modern technology with the historic significance of the building’s original architecture. The space includes coffered ceilings, intricate wood paneling and extensive wood molding and millwork. The museum and library’s open design and comfortable atmosphere offer an ideal setting to enjoy its one-of-a-kind collection.

Behind the Scenes

Housed in the beautifully-restored Monroe Building, the museum and library is dedicated to the story of the citizen soldier in American history.