imeline of Chicago Architecture
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1818 - Illinois becomes a state.
1832 - Architect William LeBaron Jenney is born.
1837 - Chicago officially becomes a city.
1846 - Architect Daniel Burnham is born.
1856 - Architect Louis Sullivan is born.
1867 - Architect Frank Lloyd Wright is born
1869 - Chicago's Water Tower is finished by W. W. Boyington.
1871 - The Great Chicago Fire destroys much of the city.
1872 - Architect John Root moves to Chicago.
1881 - Holabird and Roche architectural firm is founded.
1886 - Architect Mies van der Rohe is born.
1882 - Marshall Field & Co. begins building new store on State St.
1888 - The Rookery is built.
1889 - The Auditorium Building is built.
1891 - The Monadnock Building is built.
1892 - The Museum of Science and Industry building is built by
Daniel Burnham for the Columbian Exposition.
1893 - The World's Columbian Exposition is held in Chicago.
1893 - The Art Institute is finished in conjunction with the Columbian Exposition.
1894 - Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill architectural firm is founded.
1902 - The Willits House is built in Highland Park, Illinois, by Frank Lloyd Wright.
1904 - Wright builds W. E. Martin House.
1907 - Wright designs new lobby for The Rookery.
1909 - Wright completes the Robie House in Chicago.
1914 - Wrigley Field is built.
1916 - Navy Pier is built.
1919 - Wrigley Building is built.
1925 - Soldier Field is built.
1925 - Hood and Howells' award-winning design of Tribune Tower is built.
1927 - Buckingham Fountain is built in Grant Park.
1930 - Adler Planetarium is built.
1930 - Chicago Board of Trade building is finished by Holabird and Root.
1931 - Merchandise Mart is built.
1933 - Shedd Aquarium is built.
1933 - Century of Progress world's fair in Chicago.
1959 - Marina City is built by Bertrand Goldberg.
1965 - The Civic Center now called the Daley Center is Built.
1970 - John Hancock Center is built by Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill.
1974 - Sears Towers is completed and becomes the world's tallest building.
1985 - State of Illinois Building (now called Thompson Center) is finished.
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