Some Key Moments in the Auditorium Theatre’s 125-Year History (Chicago Sun-Times)

As an original design of Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler, the theater’s nobility helped bring the Columbian Exposition of 1893 to the city, and in 2015 it will fulfill another legacy as the host site of the NFL Draft in Chicago for the first time. But in the years between, there have been a number of key moments, says Executive Director Brett Batterson, that have fulfilled the theater’s ongoing mission to be “Chicago’s first choice for entertainment.”

At 125, still an architectural masterwork (Chicago Tribune)

It’s easy to pick the instant when Chicago’s ongoing run of architectural greatness began. That moment isn’t Oct. 8-10, 1871, when the Great Chicago Fire destroyed the downtown and sparked a revolutionary rebuilding. Nor is it March 1, 1884, when a permit was issued to build the Home Insurance office building, the first large commercial […]