19 South LaSalle Street

19 South LaSalle Street
Former names Central YMCA (Association Building)
General information
Type Mixed-use
Location Chicago, Illinois
Address 19 S. LaSalle St.
Current tenants Vivid Ascent, et al.
Completed 1893
Owner Cloverfield, Inc.
Height 16 stories
Design and construction
Architecture firm Jenney & Mundie

19 South LaSalle Street, formerly known as the Central YMCA (Association Building), is a building in downtown Chicago, Illinois. It was constructed in 1893 and designed by the architecture firm Jenney & Mundie.


19 South LaSalle Street was constructed as the Central YMCA (Association Building) in 1893,[1][2] and completed shortly before the Panic of 1893.[1] The structure, designed by William LeBaron Jenney and William Bryce Mundie as Jenney & Mundie, was eventually renamed for its address, 19 South LaSalle Street.[3] Modern-day 19 South LaSalle Street is owned by Cloverfield, Inc. and operated by Colonnade Management, Inc. as a mixed-use retail and office building.[4] Law offices and companies such as Vivid Ascent, an integrated marketing firm, and Sprint, which has a retail location in the building, operate out of 19 South LaSalle Street.[5][6][7]


19 South LaSalle Street has been described as one of Jenney's most "uncompromising" facades due to its rectangularity which is only interrupted by horizontal banding at the 11th and 12th stories.[8] Although, the horizontal courses and the building's shifting design are typical of Jenney's work around this time period.[2] 19 South LaSalle is designed in an "L" shape with its more narrow 54 foot facade facing toward LaSalle Street while a longer, more elaborate 187 foot facade faces a small alley known as Arcade Place.[1][8] The building stands 16 stories and was originally topped with a peaked roof which was replaced by an additional three stories.[1] 19 South LaSalle Street was mentioned in the 2004 American Institute of Architects Guide to Chicago.[2]


  1. 1 2 3 4 Hudson, Leslie A. Chicago Skyscrapers in Vintage Postcards, (Google Books link), Arcadia Publishing, 2004, p. 101, (ISBN 0738533424).
  2. 1 2 3 Sinkevitch, Alice and the American Institute of Architects (Chicago). AIA Guide to Chicago, (Google Books link), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004, p. 80, (ISBN 0156029081).
  3. Randall, Frank Alfred and Randall, John. History of the Development of Building Construction in Chicago, (Google Books link), University of Illinois Press, 1999, pp. 155-56, (ISBN 0252024168).
  4. "",retrieved January 20, 2012.
  5. "About Us", Vivid Ascent, official site, retrieved January 20, 2012.
  6. "Contact Us", Jeffery M. Leving, Ltd., official site, retrieved January 20, 2012.
  7. Sprintstorelocator.com, Chicago search, Sprint, official site, retrieved January 20, 2012.
  8. 1 2 Condit, Carl W. The Chicago School of Architecture: A History of Commercial and Public Building in the Chicago Area, 1875-1925, (Google Books link), University of Chicago Press, 1973, p. 93, (ISBN 0226114554).

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