Auditorium Building (Chicago,Il) : South arcade, close view of the flat arch, the southeast corner

Creator:
Adler and Sullivan, American architectural firm, 1883-1924
Published/Created:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
1866-1889
Date Depicted:
10/1/1995
1850 AD - 1899 AD
Materials:
iron
stone
Notes:
The Auditorium was built for a syndicate of businessmen to house a large civic opera house; to provide an economic base it was decided to wrap the auditorium with a hotel and office block. Hence Adler & Sullivan had to plan a complex multiple-use building. Fronting on Michigan Avenue, overlooking the lake, was the hotel (now Roosevelt University) while the offices were placed to the west on Wabash Avenue. The entrance to the auditorium is on the south side beneath the tall blocky seventeen-story tower. The rest of the building is a uniform ten stories, organized in the same way as Richardson's Marshall Field Wholesale Store. The interior embellishment, however, is wholly Sullivan's, and some of the details, because of their continuous curvilinear foliate motifs, are among the nearest equivalents to European Art Nouveau architecture. (p 179-180)
Topics:
Architecture -- United States -- 19th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Chicago School
Richardsonian Romanesque
Romanesque Revival
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
1A1-AS-AB-D4
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
architectural exteriors construction buildings; performing arts buildings; auditoriums; complexes; mixed-use developments arch
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Base Collection
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
10/1/1995
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4152
OID:
10086488
PID:
digcoll:1833815