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International House

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Identification

International House
I-House
117633

Map

Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
limestone
applied masonry
light brown
neo-gothic

Usages

dormitory

Facts

  • Founded in 1932 by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. to bring people from many countries together. It typically houses a population from about 50 countries.
  • A carved panel over the main entrance depicts 4 bodies reaching towards a central point - representing people from the 4 corners of the globe coming together.
  • Inside the archway at the main entrance are carved floral symbols of various countries. From the lower left -- Russia: Sunflower, France: Fleur-de-Lis, England: Rose, Canada: Maple Leaf, India: Poppy, Japan: Chrysanthemum, Egypt: Lotus, China: Narcissus.
  • The courtyard fountain is carved with mythical figures from around the ancient world, including a genie, elves, Pan, and a nymph.

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Location

1414 East 59th Street
5890 South Blackstone Avenue, 5851-5899 South Dorchester Avenue
1414 East 59th Street
60637
Hyde Park
South Side
Chicago
Illinois
U.S.A.

Technical Data

144.00 ft
144.00 ft
144.00 ft
12
1930
1932
$1,674,298

Involved Companies


Holabird & Root LLC
Emery B. Jackson

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