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University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine West

Address

1819 W. Polk St.
Enter through archway

Neighborhood

Near West Side

Hours

Sat, Oct 15: 9am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 16: 9am - 5pm

Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible

Architect

Schmidt, Garden & Martin, 1924

Website

uic.edu

Description

This picturesque Art Deco-inflected Neo-Gothic complex was master-planned in 1920 to serve what was then the University of Illinois College of Medicine, now part of University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Under the soaring red brick tower is a vaulted passageway leading to an intimate enclosed courtyard with thematic mosaics and sculptures. The "Faculty, Student and Alumni Lounge" is a beautiful wood-paneled space with high ceilings, elegant leaded windows and a massive fireplace. The space is typically only accessible to members of the university community.

Behind the Scenes

See the unexpected "Faculty, Student and Alumni Lounge" and pleasant courtyard in this historic Collegiate Gothic building. It's typically only open to students, faculty and staff.