Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1892/07/27 "We have for years been ... wandering ... in search of a home. At last we have reached the promised land .... As the sun's heat is oppressive, I will not detain you further." - Library Board president, Dr Emil G Hirsch, at the Groundbreaking ceremony
1897/00/00 Francis Davis Millet Artisan Designed by Healy and Millet, the Tiffany glass dome with about 50,000 pieces of glass in an intricate Renaissance pattern is install in Preston Bradley Hall.
1897/00/00 Tiffany Studios Artisan Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company's 40-foot-diameter glass dome is install in Preston Bradley Hall.
1897/10/02 Robert C Spencer Jr Architect Chicago Public Library holds a open house for the public. The Grand staircase of white Carrara contains mosaics designed by Robert C Spencer and executed in the Tiffany Studios in New York by J A Holzer.
1897/10/09 Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge Architect Nearly 3,000 guests attend the gala celebration for the Chicago Public Library and Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall. The Chicago Orchestra plays the intermezzo from Pietro Mascagni's Cavallieria Rusticana. Cavalleria rusticana
1898/00/00 Vermont Marble Co Supplier Memorial Hall is leased to the Grand Army Hall and Memorial Association between 1898 and 1948. Vermont marble walls are inscribed with the names of 30 Civil War battles. The hall is used for ceremonial and artistic purposes, including weddings.

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Particulars for Chicago Cultural Center:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Area of Significance Art
Sight Category Building
Material Italian Carrara Marble
Historic Use Library
Architectural Style Neoclassical
Building Attribute Stained Glass

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 72000449
Resource Type:
Owner: Local
Architect: Coolidge,C.A.; Spencer,Robert C.
Architectural Style: Other
Attribute: Neo-ClassicalTiffany
Level of Significance: State; Local
Area of Significance: Art, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Significant Year: 1893, 1897
Historic Function: Education
Historic Sub-Function: Library
Current Function: Recreation and Culture, Education, Government
Current Sub-Function: Museum Library

Creative Works »

The Untouchables Film Brian De Palma Opera House lobby and Dome Room (Preston Bradley Hall) Film Location

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