Ludington Building

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Ludington Building
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Ludington Building is located in Chicago metropolitan area
Ludington Building
Location 1104 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL
Coordinates 41°52′8.14″N 87°37′34.83″W / 41.8689278°N 87.6263417°W / 41.8689278; -87.6263417Coordinates: 41°52′8.14″N 87°37′34.83″W / 41.8689278°N 87.6263417°W / 41.8689278; -87.6263417
Built 1892
Architect Jenney & Mundie
Architectural style Chicago
NRHP reference # 80001347 [1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 8, 1980
Designated CL June 10, 1996

The Ludington Building is the earliest-surviving, steel-frame building in Chicago, Illinois.[2] It is located in the Chicago Loop community area. It was designed by William Le Baron Jenney and was named a Chicago Landmark on June 10, 1996.[2] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 8, 1980. The Ludington Building "was commissioned by Mary Ludington Barnes for the American Book Company"; presently it is one of twenty[3] buildings that comprise the campus of Columbia College Chicago.[4]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Ludington Building". City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development, Landmarks Division. 2003. Archived from the original on June 7, 2007. Retrieved May 14, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Campus Map". Columbia College Chicago. Archived from the original on June 13, 2013. Retrieved June 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ludington Building History Page". Columbia College Chicago Library. 2006. Retrieved August 15, 2009. 

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