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Washington Block

Identification

Washington Block
327401

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Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]
limestone

Usages

commercial office
shop(s)

Facts

  • There was originally an entrance at the corner on the second floor, which was approached by an outdoor staircase.
  • This is one of very few surviving buildings that uses an "isolated pier" foundation, an engineering development that prefigured the origin of skyscraper foundations.
  • The lobby features a curved hardwood staircase.

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Location

40 North Wells Street
201 West Washington Street
40 North Wells Street
60606
Loop
Downtown
Chicago
Illinois
U.S.A.

Technical Data

57.95 ft
5
1873
1874
0

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Features & Amenities

  • City landmark
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