Marquette Building

  • Commercial
  • Upgrading and exterior restoration including replacement of the cornice
  • 140 South Dearborn St, Chicago, IL
  • Originally Built in 1893-1895

Designed by architects Holabird and Roche, the historic Marquette Building embodied the design characteristics of large open windows and thinner walls secured to steel structural framing that made the Chicago School of Architecture internationally famous. In 2000, the owners initiated a long-term program of interior upgrading and exterior restoration including replacement of the cornice. Central Building & Preservation was selected as the restoration contractor and continues to implement the long-term restoration plan in conjunction with an owner’s team of historic consultants, structural engineers and the general contractor. Central’s engineering staff has been relied on for key structural input and its tradesmen have executed repair and restoration details with a craftsmanship praised by the owner and professional team members, alike.