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University of Chicago, Quadrangle Club

Not an active site.

Address

1155 E. 57th St.

Neighborhood

Hyde Park / Woodlawn

Architect

Howard Van Doren Shaw, 1922

Website

uchicago.edu

Description

The Quadrangle Club was established in 1893 as an independent membership club for faculty at the then-new University of Chicago. The club moved to its current home in 1922 to make room for the construction of Rockefeller Chapel. The building resembles a large English country house with Collegiate Gothic touches. It contains an intimate bar and lounge, a large dining room, a library and other event spaces. The club also maintains some of the only clay tennis courts in Chicago. Over the years, the building's 17 third-floor guest rooms have served as academic-year quarters for many notable scholars.

Archived In

2016 , 2017