North Loop

Bryant Block (Delaware Building)

The Delaware Building in 1874

Completed in 1873, the Delaware Building is one of the oldest in Chicago. If you want a taste of what Chicago looked like before the fire, take a gander at the Delaware Building. Ignoring the growth of the city around it, this Italianate beauty has barely been touched and is one of the few structures …

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Page Brothers Building

Page Brothers Building

In a neighborhood of skyscrapers, the Page Brothers Building is short. It’s seven stories tall, but it seems even shorter, since a couple of those floors are hidden by rumbling El tracks. Its neighbor to the south, the glitzy Chicago Theatre, overshadows the relatively stoic structure, but if you take a closer look—and maybe even …

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