Construction, Demolition, and the Remaking of LaSalle Street

The 1920s was a transformative decade for LaSalle Street as an explosion of somber bank and speculative office towers solidified its role as the “Wall Street of Chicago” while creating a cohesive image of finance. Architectural historian Jean Guarino will discuss the reasons why LaSalle Street boomed while its competitor, Dearborn Street, was left to languish during this frenzied period of commercial overbuilding that resulted in the removal of the Loop’s most prominent 19th-century office towers. A Preservation Snapshots lecture presented by Landmarks Illinois.


Event Details:

  • When: 

    Thursday, November 21, 2013
    12:15 pm

  • Where: 

    Landmarks Illinois
    78 E. Washington
    Chicago Cultural Center
    Chicago, Illinois

  • More information: 

    Event website.

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