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Architectural records for buildings by Holabird & Root, [ca. 1880-1950s]

Job files (ca. 1000) for buildings and alterations by Holabird & Root, by Holabird & Roche, and by associated firms of architects based in Chicago (Ill.), for various clients, primarily in Chicago but also in other locations around the world. Files for a building often contain drawings, blueprint...

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Illinois Society of Architects records

Correspondence, minutes, membership records, reports, legislative bills, legal briefs, contracts, and newsclippings of the Illinois Society of Architects (ISA) concerning its work for professionalization, licensing, and regulation of architects and for the establishment of standards for workmansh...


Lawrence E. Dicke collection of Chicago storefront and residence photographs, ca. 1880-1885.

Mounted photographs and nitrate negatives of Chicago storefonts and residences with people--presumably business owners, residents, staff and/or patrons--informally posed in front of the buildings. Businesses include bars and liquor stores, butcher shops, clothing stores and tailors, grocery store...

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