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Marquette Building

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MacArthur's offices are located in the historic and beautiful Marquette Building, a Chicago landmark and one of the city's first skyscrapers. The building is a classic example of Chicago-style architecture. Designed and built by Holabird & Roche in...more
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140 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60603-5202
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Reviewed July 2, 2019

The Marquette building is a great snap shot of Chicago's history with architecture. Walk into the lobby and get a brochure from the attendant or simply read the descriptions of Native Americans, French explorer Father Marquette, and much more. There are bronze reliefs and mosaics...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 2, 2019

Chicago is known for its steakhouses, hot dog stands and pizza parlors. it also is known for its architecture and skyscrapers. Frank Lloyd Wright worked here. So did Louis Sullivan and D.H. Burnham. One memorable structure, the Marquette Building, is considered an architectural masterpiece. Completed...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Taylor B
Reviewed May 12, 2019

Gorgeous gorgeous mosiacs in the lobby of this building. Behind the lobby you'll find a mini museum with information on the history of this building and others, as well as information about the Chicago fire. Certainly worth a stop in.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank rosetea100
Reviewed February 18, 2019

This is an outstanding example of the Chicago School of Architecture building. Admire the exterior but the real surprise is it’s interor. Check out the murals in the lobby depicting the founding and early history of Chicago.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Must see building for those interested in history of architecture. This building was completed in 1895 and it was designed by well known architects Holabird & Roche. The Marquette Bldg was one of the first steel frame skyscrapers and is considered one of the best...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

Our excellent guide on the river cruise suggested just going into buildings that intrigue you, either the new ones or the older ones. Lobbies are almost always for the public, and if there are staff around, just ask if you can take pictures. I did...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

You have to check this out if you like seeing historic buildings. It is amazing how much they have detailed the history. Chicago is full of history and this one is a fun stop on your tour.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank dcaismurphysdad
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Along with the Rookery, this is a cool building but in a different style. Its showcase is the two-storey lobby, consisting of bronze bas-relief depictions of historical figures important to the City's founding, such as Marquette (and note the different spellings of his this missionary's...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Khufu8
Reviewed September 17, 2018

This is an incredible example of some of the great architecture the city of Chicago has to offer. Starting above the front door. Always look up you might miss some incredible details.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Robert E
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

This was the most beautiful foyer I went in in all the buildings I visited. The colours of the mosiac is fabulous.

Date of experience: September 2018
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