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A History of Chicago’s City Hall and Cook County Building

...enjoy such a benefit. The County has held the title to Block 39—bounded by Clark and LaSalle and Randolph and Washington—ever since. In 1845, on part of the site, the County...

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The County Building—(118 North Clark Street) facing east and Daley Plaza —is the slightly older of the two (1907) and houses...

...the slightly older of the two (1907) and houses Cook County department offices. City Hall (121 North LaSalle Street) faces west and was completed in 1911. It contains the Mayor’s office, the City...

The Federal Center complex of buildings is on its third manifestation at Adams and Dearborn.

In 1837 the newly incorporated City of Chicago rented space nearby in the Saloon Building at the southeast corner of Lake and Clark (it was a “saloon” more in the French idea of “salon” than of a drinking establishment). The City used the space for its first meetings and Municipal Court.

When the Saloon Building lease expired after five years, the City moved on to different rented quarters at the northeast corner of La Salle and Randolph. For six years, all City administration was conducted in Mrs. (“Widow”) Nancy Chapman’s two-story, wood frame building.

...a large elevated water tank that had once served the south side. The building at Adams and LaSalle was known as the “Rookery” for the birds that apparently roosted there...

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