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Rotary International World Headquarters

Address

1560 Sherman Ave.

Neighborhood

Evanston

Hours

Sat, Oct 13: 9am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 14: 9am - 5pm

Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible

Architect

Schipporeit, 1977

Description

This high-rise office building shares its architect with downtown's famed Lake Point Tower. It was originally home to the American Hospital Supply Corporation. Rotary International, a major global service organization, purchased the building for its headquarters in 1987. The lobby display chronicles Rotary's success towards ending polio worldwide. Room 711 is a recreation of the office where the first Rotary meeting took place in Chicago in 1905. The 17th and 18th floors are linked by a light-filled atrium honoring Rotary leaders and donors. The Board Room (equipped for simultaneous interpretation) and office of the president offer sweeping views of the lake and skyline.

Behind the Scenes

Tour the headquarters of this important global service organization. See a replica of the place where Rotary was founded and take in the sweeping views from the top floor.