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Auditorium Building

430 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605
312 341 3500
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Louis Sullivan, mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright, created a masterpiece I would place in the upper echelons of architectural achievements. While tours are available, it is best to plan your visit around an event...The Joffrey Ballet is housed there, but there are other music and theatrical events throughout the year. It is a shame to just walk thru on tour... More

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

See the wonderful Louis Sullivan lobby (the original hotel lobby from the multi-purpose building that now serves as the front door of Roosevelt University) Beautiful mosaics and plasterwork, all original to the building. A great free-peek for architecture enthusiasts.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2003

What a pity. Arguably the most significant building in the Midwest, Sullivan's lovely 1887 Auditorium Theater is almost impossible to get into. Tours are infrequent & the prissy tour guide froze at anything more than basic questions. So tune out the memorized pitch and look at the voluptuuous detail around you. Pay special attention to the murals and marble mosaics.... More

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