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Monroe Building

Address

104 S. Michigan Ave.

Neighborhood

Downtown

Hours

Sat, Oct 13: 9am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 14: Closed

Photography Permitted Long Lines Wheelchair Accessible

Architect

Holabird & Roche, 1912

Description

The geometry of this Michigan Avenue masterpiece is softened by a delicate exterior of granite and terra cotta in a Gothic-Romanesque style. The sloping green Spanish-tile gabled roof harmonizes with the height of the Gothic-inspired University Club—with which the Monroe Building forms a dramatic gateway into the Loop. The lobby’s brilliantly-colored, rhythmic vaulted ceiling comprises one of the world’s largest collections of Rookwood Pottery tile. Rookwood is internationally regarded as among the most important and influential art potteries of the early 20th century. The Monroe Building is also home to the award winning Pritzker Military Museum & Library who will also be opening their doors.

Behind the Scenes

Step inside one of the most beautiful lobbies in Chicago and visit the Pritzker Military Museum & Library on the second floor.