Commission on Chicago Landmarks Passes Resolution to Review Endangered Buildings at 202 and 220 S State Street in The Loop
In an increasingly heated saga over their ultimate fate, two historic Loop buildings targeted for demolition by the federal government have been cleared for review by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks. The process could lead to the landmarking of the two terracotta-clad structures, whose potential demise reflect “security concerns” over potential vantage points available looking into the adjacent Dirksen Federal Building. Designed by Holabird and Roche, the 16-story Century Building at 202 S State Street was completed in 1915, while the 21-story Consumers Building at 220 S State Street was designed by Jenney, Mundie, & Jensen and completed in 1913. Both are part of the National Register’s Loop Retail Historic District, but currently lack official city landmark designation that would parry any demolition efforts.