The Marquette Building is one of Chicago's most iconic examples of the city's famous Chicago School styled buildings as seen in its “tripartite” composition, iconic windows and facade articulation of the hidden steel frame. Clad in brick and terra cotta, the 1895 building was designed by one of the most prolific firms of the era, Holabird and Roche. It was originally designed with an E-shaped site plan to allow light and air to penetrate interior spaces. The main entry on Dearborn is graced by bronze bas-reliefs depicting events associated with the region’s early exploration and two-story atrium features extravagant and evocative Tiffany art-glass depictions of Father Jacques Marquette’s travels and death.
Behind the Scenes Access: Holabird and Root, the MacArthur Foundation and Wright Heerema are located within the building, and all three are participating OHC venues.
Hours: Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4:30pm
Architect(s): Holabird & Roche