Washington Block

Washington Block (HM27O7)

Location: Chicago, IL 60606 Cook County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 52.986', W 87° 38.034'

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Frederick and Edward Baumann architects

—1873-74 —

At the time of its construction, in the aftermath of the Fire of 1871, this was one of the city's tallest buildings. Its limestone facades feature ornate Victorian-style details; its lobby includes a unique curving hardwood staircase. Structurally, the building represents a rare surviving example of an isolated pier foundation, an engineering advancement that helped lead to the high-rise office building.
HM NumberHM27O7
Year Placed1997
Placed ByCommission on Chicago Landmarks
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 447405 N 4636991
Decimal Degrees41.88310000, -87.63390000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 52.986', W 87° 38.034'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 52' 59.16" N, 87° 38' 2.0399999999999" W
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Area Code(s)312, 773, 847, 630, 708,
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 48 N Wells St, Chicago IL 60606, US
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