Cobb's North Gymnasium burned in 1969 and was subsequently remodeled into a classroom facility. With its rectangular massing, the building resembles a number of Cobb's University of Chicago buildings. Cobb used red granite masonry, corner turrets, and a prominent gabled entrance sheltering an arch with large voussoirs to enhance the simple building.
University of Chicago
Hyde Park, Chicago, IL Henry Ives Cobb, 1891-1901
In 1890 Cobb competed for and received by far his largest commission until then, and one of the most important of his long career. This commission lasted until 1901 and resulted in eighteen actual buildings, all of which stand more than a century later. More importantly, the commission produced a plan for the central quadrangles that, broadly speaking, was followed by all of Cobb's successors. In Neil Harris's words: "The University of Chicago would never lose a sense of presence that gave it, even as a comparative newcomer, a special personality among the country's universities."
8 hours 58 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago OCTOBER 14—Join us for After Dark in the Modern Wing!
See the groundbreaking exhibition Moholy-Nagy: Future Present with special tours and late-night access. And check out live performances by Phebe Starr and Campdogzz, plus DJ sets from Shaka 23.
Attendees must be 21+. Hosted by The Evening Associates of the Art Institute of Chicago.
13 hours 2 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Each Thorne Miniature Room is a tiny window to a larger world.
In Drawing Rooms, see the tiny rooms scaled to life-size. Remix and decorate them with drawings, then create your own miniature space—now available in the Ryan Learning Center's Interactive Gallery.