Ludington Building

Ludington Building (HMW6U)

Location: Chicago, IL 60605 Cook County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 52.142', W 87° 37.562'

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William Le Baron Jenney, architect

— 1891 —

Chicago Landmark

The city's earliest surviving steal-frame building, a type of construction that changed commercial architecture. As one of the first structures clad in terra cotta, it marked an important step in the development of the architectural terra cotta industry. It was built by Mary Ludington to house the American Book Company, and it represents one of the high points of its architect, who is widely considered to be the "father of the skyscraper."

Designated on July 10, 1996
Richard M. Daley, Mayor
HM NumberHMW6U
Year Placed1996
Placed ByCommission on Chicago Landmarks
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 4:23pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 448047 N 4635424
Decimal Degrees41.86903333, -87.62603333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 52.142', W 87° 37.562'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 52' 8.52" N, 87° 37' 33.72" W
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Area Code(s)312, 773, 217, 630, 708
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1104 S Wabash Ave, Chicago IL 60605, US
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