Ludington Building

Ludington Building
Location 1104 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL
Coordinates 41°52′8.14″N 87°37′34.83″W / 41.8689278°N 87.6263417°W / 41.8689278; -87.6263417Coordinates: 41°52′8.14″N 87°37′34.83″W / 41.8689278°N 87.6263417°W / 41.8689278; -87.6263417
Built 1892
Architect Jenney & Mundie
Architectural style Chicago
NRHP Reference # 80001347 [1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 8, 1980
Designated CL June 10, 1996

The Ludington Building is the earliest-surviving, steel-frame building in Chicago, Illinois.[2] It is located in the Chicago Loop community area. It was designed by William Le Baron Jenney and was named a Chicago Landmark on June 10, 1996.[2] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 8, 1980. The Ludington Building "was commissioned by Mary Ludington Barnes for the American Book Company"; presently it is one of twenty[3] buildings that comprise the campus of Columbia College Chicago.[4]


  1. National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. 1 2 "Ludington Building". City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development, Landmarks Division. 2003. Retrieved May 14, 2007.
  3. "Campus Map". Columbia College Chicago. Retrieved June 3, 2013.
  4. "Ludington Building History Page". Columbia College Chicago Library. 2006. Retrieved August 15, 2009.

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