Construction Reports

Starting Points

Chicago Tribune Archive (1849-1985)

Contains Chicago building permit information such as: address, building description, owner, architect, masons, carpenter, and building cost.
Access note:
This resource is available at the Art Institute of Chicago, the SAIC campus, and from other locations with an ARTIC username and password.

The Construction News (1895-1916)

Construction News Co.
Contains Chicago Building Permit information.

The Economist (1888-1929)

Economist Publishing Co.
Contains Chicago Building Permit information.

Inland Architect (1883-1908)

Inland Publishing Co.
Contains information on construction and other building news.