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Illinois Mid-Century Modern Buildings (page 2)

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Golf Mill Office Tower
Niles, IL
The Golf Mill Office Tower was built in 1960. It is located at the Golf Mill Shopping Center. The name came from the intersection where it is located: at Golf Rd. and Milwaukee Ave. The tower is faced with panels meant to resemble the dimpled surface of a golf ball. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Advocate Medical Group
Mundelein, IL
The Advocate Medical Group building appears to be from the 1960s or 1970s. [map]

former Lincolnwood Hyatt House [gone]
Lincolnwood, IL
The former Lincolnwood Hyatt House was designed by Hausner & Macsai and built in 1960. The hotel changed names many times over the years before becoming the "Purple Hotel", a reference to the building's purple glazed brick. The hotel closed in 2007 and remained vacant until it was demolished in 2013. These photos are from 2012. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.

Lattof YMCA Pool Building
Des Plaines, IL
The Lattof YMCA opened in 1961 as the Northwest Suburban YMCA. This pool building features expansive walls of clear and decorative glass block. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Resurrection Catholic Cemetery Masusoleum
Justice, IL
The Resurrection Catholic Cemetery Masusoleum was built in 1969. It has one of the largest stained glass installations in the world. There are 2,448 panels. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Ohio House Motel
Chicago, IL
The Ohio House Motel was designed by Arthur P. Salk and built in 1960. These photos are from 2006. In 2013, the coffee shop was being remodeled for a new restaurant. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

More Illinois Mid-Century Modern Buildings:
Bloomington Public Library (Bloomington)
former National Conference of Teachers of English (Champaign)
Bank One Building & Plaza: 1, 2, 3 (Chicago)
Meigs Field Airport Terminal (Chicago)
office buildings (Chicago)
various buildings (Chicago area)
Mueller Company (Decatur)
Municipal Building (East Alton)
Granite City Steel Building (Granite City)
Edens Theatre: 1, 2 (Northbrook) [gone]
commercial building (Oblong)
Palco Builders (Skokie)
Trenton City Hall (Trenton)