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    Westinghouse High School
3301 W. Franklin Blvd.,
Chicago (Cook County)

The former candy factory, which is one of the largest Chicago School-style buildings ever constructed, was designed in 1920 by Schmidt, Garden and Martin. Its large floor areas, which were intended as flexible workspace, facilitated the building’s conversion to a school in the 1960s. However, construction is now underway on a new high school, immediately to the east. Once completed, the historic structure is scheduled to be razed for athletic fields and a parking lot.


This property has been listed three times on LPCI’s Chicagoland Watch List. Attempts to save at least the building’s distinctive front section, which features a five-story tower, have been unsuccessful.










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