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“Important to architecture buffs”

Old Colony Building
Ranked #367 of 649 things to do in Chicago
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Reidsville, North Carolina, United States
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“Important to architecture buffs”
Reviewed 13 July 2013

It is worth while to wander down South Dearborn and look at the buildings, for sure. The Old Colony Building is really the first important work of Holabird and Roche, the Chicago firm that did much of the late 19th century work in the city. It is a unique building as it has none of the many characteristics of the early Chicago skyscraper. It shares the block with the Manhattan Building, W. LeBaron Jenny's early engineering gem and with the incredibly ugly building that used to house the LaSalle Extension University of 50s matchbook fame.

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