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on 450 n LaSalle, did we figure out the deal with the little white building there that used to house English?

I thought it was going to be a demo but they clearly built around it
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on 450 n LaSalle, did we figure out the deal with the little white building there that used to house English?

I thought it was going to be a demo but they clearly built around it
AFAIK the white building was always separated from the latest development plans and there were no plans to demo it. I think it may be landmarked in some way? (the facade is egyptian revival). IIRC there were plans pre-COVID to turn it into a dispensary.
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AFAIK the white building was always separated from the latest development plans and there were no plans to demo it. I think it may be landmarked in some way? (the facade is egyptian revival). IIRC there were plans pre-COVID to turn it into a dispensary.
This was answered earlier in this thread (I asked). It is landmarked.
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Images showing new massing for 601 S. Dearborn are going around. Still FitzGerald. Not, IMHO, an improvement. Nor do I think Landmarks will think this belongs on Printing House Row.

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can't tell too much from that, but at first glance it does appear to be a hospital in Ohio
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Images showing new massing for 601 S. Dearborn are going around. Still FitzGerald. Not, IMHO, an improvement. Nor do I think Landmarks will think this belongs on Printing House Row.

Ugh..looks...not good. I hope Landmarks agrees. It does not belong anywhere.
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I am just curious , what is the reason the streets are every halfblock there? Dearborn station? I always wondered about Plymouth and Federal streets and why the grid changes there.
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I am just curious , what is the reason the streets are every halfblock there? Dearborn station? I always wondered about Plymouth and Federal streets and why the grid changes there.
I understood that when the streets were laid out, the plan was to make Dearborn similar to a boulevard, with the half-blocks between Dearborn and Plymouth and Dearborn and Federal landscaped parkways from Jackson to Dearborn Station. But, it just didn't happen.
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As long as they’re not interior columns, and turn some poor office drone in a hurry into a bird.
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I am just curious , what is the reason the streets are every halfblock there? Dearborn station?
Yes. When the School Section was originally subdivided, they didn't think many people would ever live that far south of the river and Lake St. So south of Jackson, the blocks were much larger, to allow market gardens.

Hathaway's map of Chicago, 1834:



But Chicago outgrew expectations, and as also happened in Philadelphia and Washington City, new streets were cut through the large blocks to be able to sell more houselots. The narrow streets we now call Federal and Plymouth were cut through those larger blocks by 1853:

Hart's map of Chicago, 1853:



In the early 1880s, some late-arriving railroads organized the Chicago & Western Indiana R.R. to build a rail approach through the South Side and a downtown terminal, which they wanted to put at Dearborn & Jackson. The city didn't want the smoky locomotives that close to the business blocks, though, and promised to extend Dearborn south to Polk if they'd build the station there.
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