Santa Fe or Railway Exchange Building, Chicago Photos

Santa Fe Building (1904) (17 floors) (224 South Michigan Avenue) (former Railway Exchange) by D.H. Burnham & Co. is now occupied in part by the Chicago Architecture Foundation. The building gleams white due to its terra cotta surface which washes clean in the rain, a feature important when built because of the steam locomotives which used to shunt back & forth across the street in what was a rail yard, but now is Grant Park.

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Buildings of South Michigan Avenue over Chicago METRA commuter train. Chicago, IL.Santa Fe Building. Chicago, IL.White terra cotta cornice sculptures of Santa Fe Building. Chicago, IL.White terra cotta facade with bay windows of Santa Fe Building. Chicago, IL.
Buildings of South Michigan Avenue over Chicago METRA commuter train. Chicago, IL.Santa Fe Building (1904) (17 floors) (224 South Michigan Ave.) (former Railway Exchange). Chicago, IL. Architect: D.H. Burnham & Co..White terra cotta cornice sculptures of Santa Fe Building. Chicago, IL.White terra cotta facade with bay windows of Santa Fe Building. Chicago, IL.
Bronze shop entrance doors of Santa Fe Building. Chicago, IL.Bronze crown over doors of Santa Fe Building. Chicago, IL.

Bronze shop entrance doors of Santa Fe Building. Chicago, IL.Bronze crown over doors of Santa Fe Building. Chicago, IL.


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