+ THE BLACKSTONE LIBRARY

    4904 South Lake Park Avenue | Chicago, Illinois

    SOLON S. BEMAN, Architect











MURALS AT THE BLACKSTONE LIBRARY BY OLIVER DENNETT GROVER



MURAL DETAIL



BRONZE SCONCE IN THE BLACKSTONE'S ROTUNDA



MOSAIC TILE FLOOR PATTERN



Solon Beman was 51 years old when he designed this Beaux Arts Masterpiece.. He was at the height of powers.  Murals flanking the dome are by Oliver Dennet Grover.  For more images of the Blackstone Library link to the BLACKSTONE LIBRARY GALLERY.

   GREGORY H JENKINS AIA PHOTOGRAPHS THE CHICAGO LOOP.

 + GARY INDIANA CITY HALL

    401 Broadway | Gary, Indiana

    PHILIP BROOKS MAHER, Architect



VIEW FROM THE SOUTHWEST



DECORATIVE GRILLE












Philip Brooks Maher was 31 years old when he designed the Gary, Indiana City Hall. His distinctive  neoclassic designs defined North Michigan Avenue for the next 50 years.  For more information on The Gary City Hall, Philip Brooks Maher, and Gary Indiana visit THECHICAGOLOOP.ORG

   GREGORY H JENKINS AIA PHOTOGRAPHS THE CHICAGO LOOP.

+ THE AUDITORIUM THEATER. The Tallest Building in Chicago and the Largest in the Country.

 Auditorium Building

 430 South Michigan Avenue | Chicago

 ADLER & LOUIS SULLIVAN, Architects









LOUIS SULLIVAN'S ELEGANT ORNAMENT FLANKS THE PROSCENIUM STAGE

 THE "UTTERANCE OF LIFE IS A SONG, THE SYMPHONY OF NATURE. STAGES OF LIFE BY CHARLES HOLLOWAY

CURTAIN SURROUND .

"Oh Soft and Melodius Spring time!  First Born of Life and Love.  ALBERT FRANCIS FLEURY, MURALIST 


  The Auditorium Theater is a structural tour de force, almost forgotten beneath Louis Sullivan's striking ornament.


   GREGORY H JENKINS AIA PHOTOGRAPHS THE CHICAGO LOOP.

+ THE CHICAGO STOCK EXCHANGE. The Elegant Ornament of Louis Sullivan

  LOUIS SULLIVAN, Architect

  30 South Lasalle Street  | Chicago

  Now Demolished




 
CHICAGO STOCK EXCHANGE. Trading Room  Ceiling



CHICAGO STOCK EXCHANGE. Column Capital

CORNICE FRAGMENT FROM THE ST LOUIS CITY  MUSEUM



 

  The Art Institute of Chicago's reconstruction of Louis Sullivan's Trading Floor from the demolished Chicago Stock Exchange allows us
  to well imagine the original.

   GREGORY H JENKINS AIA PHOTOGRAPHS THE CHICAGO LOOP.

+ THE MODERN WING at the Art Institute of Chicago. Overlooking Millennium Park

  RENZO PIANO, Architect

  111 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE  | Chicago



THE ChicagoLoop.Org "Modern Wing" Slideshow and Gallery.  (LINK HERE)


 
A "CHICAGO" WELCOME. NEAR TERZO PIANO.


THE MODERN WING'S AERIE, OVERLOOKING MILLENIUM PARK AND THE LAKE (VIEW LARGER HERE)


THE MODERN WING'S "MAGIC CARPET" (VIEW LARGER HERE)


 

   The Art Institute's Modern Wing serves as an elegant interface between the AIC's traditional
   galleries on Michigan Avenue and Millenium Park  See more in the ART INSTITUTE MODERN WING  Galleries HERE .

   GREGORY H JENKINS AIA PHOTOGRAPHS THE CHICAGO LOOP.

+ RIVERBEND. On the Chicago River

   DESTEPHANO & PARTNERS, Architect

   333 North Canal Street | Chicago


 
VIEWS FROM THE RIVERBEND GALLERY
RIVERBEND. The South Elevation

RIVERBEND. Facing Wolf Point

   The Riverbend Condominium faces the Chicago River's Wolf Point with an elegant facade and
   Riverwalk.
 

   See more in the RIVERBEND  Galleries HERE .

+ THE ONE TWENTY NORTH LASALLE BUILDING

   HELMUT JAHN, Architect

   1 South Dearborn Street | Chicago

 


 
 

    ICONIC IMAGES OF THE CITY.  Photographed by GREGORY H JENKINS AIA. 
   The 120 North LaSalle Building is a strong yet subtle structure, stiking a delicate arc against a bold  cantilever,
   and playing a range of grays against light and shadow.

   See more in the ONE TWENTY NORTH LASALLE  Galleries HERE .

+ ONE SOUTH DEARBORN BUILDING

    DESTEFANO, KEATING PARTNERS,  Architects

    1 South Dearborn Street | Chicago

 



    A striking balance of sold and void defines this classic skyscraper. An open plaza comliments the
    north facade of its neighbor - the Inland Steel Building.

    ICONIC IMAGES OF THE CITY.  Photographed by GREGORY H JENKINS AIA. 
    See more in the ONE SOUTH DEARBORN Galleries HERE .

+ THE CHICAGO SKYLINE

    Viewed from South 11th Street





    Looking north at Dawn.  The Illinois Central Railroad still maintains its presence. 
    Though these tracks now, primarily, bring commuters to the Heart of the City

    ICONIC IMAGES OF THE CITY.  Photographed by GREGORY H JENKINS AIA. 
    See more in the SKYLINES AND SKYSCRAPERS Galleries HERE .

+ THE PALACE OF FINE ARTS at the World's Columbian Exposition

   (now the Museum of Science and Industry )


   West Wing with Parthenon Metopes 

   D.H.Burnham & Company,  Charles Atwood,   Architects

   5700 South Lakeshore Drive | Chicago 




    Constructed in 1893 as the Palace of Fine Arts for the Columbian Exposition,
    this classic structure later housed the Field Museum and finally served as home
    for the Museum of Science Industry.  The metopes were cast from the originals at London's
    Victoria and Albert Museum.

    ICONIC IMAGES OF THE CITY.  Photographed by GREGORY H JENKINS AIA. 
    See more in the MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY Galleries HERE .

+ THE ILLINOIS ATHLETIC CLUB

   (now the School of the Art Institute)

   Gilded putto in the Grand Ballroom   

   BARNETT HAYNES and BARNETT,  Architects

   112 South Michigan Ave | Chicago 




    Constructed in 1908 by St. Louis Architects Barnett Haynes and Barnett, the architecture of
    the Illinois Athletic Club brought the high style of the 1904 Louisiana  Purchase Exposition 
    to South Michigan Avenue.

    ICONIC IMAGES OF THE CITY.  Photographed by GREGORY H JENKINS AIA. 
    See more in the ILLINOIS ATHLETIC CLUB Galleries HERE .


+ THE RAILWAY EXCHANGE

    (Also known as THE SANTE FE BUILDING)

    D. H. BURNHAM AND COMPANY,  Architects

    224 South Michigan Ave | Chicago 



     
    Gleaming white terra cotta covers the structure.  This image borders the parapet.  The building is
    attributed to Burnham Designer Frederick Dinkelberg. Dinkelberg went on to design the 
    Heyworth Building and 35 East Wacker, both in Chicago

    ICONIC IMAGES OF THE CITY.  Photographed by GREGORY H JENKINS AIA. 
    See more in the RAILWAY EXCHANGE Galleries HERE .



+ THE STRAUS BANK

    (Now Metropolitan Tower)

    Graham Anderson Probst and White,  Architects

    310 South Michigan Ave | Chicago 

     



    Highly ornate decorative brass elevator panel.  Attributed to Peirce Anderson

    ICONIC IMAGES OF THE CITY.  Photographed by GREGORY H JENKINS AIA. 
    See more in the STRAUS BANK Galleries HERE


   LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANY at MARSHALL FIELD & COMPANY

    ICONIC FINE ART IMAGES OF THE CITY.  Photographed by GREGORY H JENKINS AIA.