Where is it located?
The Monadnock Building is located at
53 West Jackson Boulevard, the same street as the
Who designed it?
The north part of the Monadnock
Building was designed by Burnham
two very famous Chicago architects. The south half was
designed by Holabird
and Roche, who are also famous
When was it built?
It took from 1889 until 1891 to build
the Monadnock. The north part was finished first, then
the south half was built later.
Why is it important?
important because the building is part load-bearing wall
construction, and part modern skyscraper with a steel
skeleton. It is the tallest masonry building in Chicago,
perhaps the world. The base walls are six feet thick and
they rise to the full 215 foot height of 16 floors.
What style of architecture is used
The style of architecture used in it
is called Richardsonian, which is a style named for the
architect H.H. Richardson, who designed the Marshall
Field & Company store on State Street.