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  Michael Reese Hospital Campus
E. 29th St. and S. Ellis Ave., Chicago (Cook Co.)






This Near South Side lakefront complex has been identified as the site of the proposed Olympic Village. One of the existing 29 buildings is the historic Michael Reese Hospital Building designed by Schmidt, Garden & Martin in 1907. It is one of the city’s most significant early hospital designs, combining modern design concepts with rich architectural details. The building—listed previously on Landmarks Illinois’s Chicagoland Watch List—and 28 other buildings on the campus have been identified for potential demolition this summer by the City of Chicago. New research has revealed the influence of architect and Bauhaus School founder Walter Gropius on the post-WWII expansion of the hospital campus. Although city officials say the historic building will be retained, it was included in an April 2009 Request for Qualifications for demolition.


For more on the Michael Reese Hospital Campus from our News Archives, click here and here.








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