Life Span: 1912-Present
Location: 104 S. Michigan Ave.
Architect: Holabird & Roche
This building is located at the southwest corner of Monroe Street and Michigan Avenue, fronting 89 feet on Michigan Avenue and 172 feet on Monroe street. Designed for office purposes, the tenancy of the building is confined to corporations, professional people and business firms of the highest standing.
The building, including two roomy floors in the attic formed by the sloping roof, is sixteen stories high, and is of the most modern fireproof construction.
The exterior is of polished gray-pink granite for the first two stories and above that of gray—pink terra cotta, while the interior of the first floor hallway and vestibules is of Rockwood tile, a material peculiarly adapted to the successful treatment of the paneled walls, the columns and groined ceilings of this portion of the building. The woodwork is of dark English oak, and the framing of the sashes in the corridors is Gothic in character.
The heating system is of the vacuum type and a vacuum cleaning system having outlets on every floor, has been installed.
A well-equipped barber shop is located on the second floor and there are toilets, both for men and women, on each floor, and a retiring room for women on the sixth floor.
The six high-speed electric elevators are of the most recent gearless traction type, and a complete equipment of flashlight signals for operators and passengers is provided. There is not a more beautiful office building in Chicago than the Monroe Building
104 S. Michigan