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McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum

This is an archived listing.

Address

376 N. Michigan Ave.

Neighborhood

Downtown

Architect

Edward Bennett, 1920

Description

This five-story, 1,400-square-foot bridgehouse was designed by Edward Bennett. It's part of the revolutionary 1920 double-decker Michigan Avenue (now DuSable) bridge. It was further embellished in 1928 with a bas-relief by Henry Hering titled “The Defenders”. The relief commemorates the 1812 Battle of Fort Dearborn. The bridgehouse itself is crowned by an urn and a pyramidal roof above an emphatic cornice. The McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum is operated by Friends of the Chicago River and is dedicated to celebrating Chicago’s river and world-famous movable bridges.

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Archived In

2015 , 2016 , 2017 , 2018 , 2019