Illinois Mid-Century Modern Buildings (page 1)

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Prentice Women's Hospital [gone]
Chicago, IL
Vandalia, IL
Rail Splitter Rest Area
Springfield, IL
The Prentice Women's Hospital was built in 1975. It was designed by Bertrand Goldberg, most famous for Marina City. After being endangered for many years, it was demolished in 2013. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

The Travelodge in Vandalia featured a 60-foot-tall replica of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis which is 70 miles away. The motel is now a Budget Inn but the arch remains. It was designed and built in 1965 by Harry Mabry. He owned the Travelodge at the time. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

There is another Gateway Arch sign in Peoria, IL.

The Rail Splitter Rest Area building on I-55 was built in 1964. This brick building with a concrete roof houses restrooms. [map]

Casino Bowl
Quincy, IL
The Casino Bowl appears to be from the 1960s. It was originally the Sports Bowl. It was renamed sometime after 2004. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

former Bleeker's Bowl
Evergreen Park, IL
Bleeker's Bowl started out as a liquor store and bar in the late 1940s. The bowling lanes were added in the 1950s. Bleeker's Bowl closed in 2013. The building was remodeled for a Binny's Beverage Depot. The zigzag roofline was preserved. These signs are gone. The zig-zag roofline remains. [map]

office building [gone]
Sterling, IL
Executive Tower
Professional Building
Waukegan, IL
former Dominick's Finer Foods
Chicago, IL
This office building had a mid-century sunscreen material which was similar or identical to that used in the Harris Bank in Richmond, IN and the Anthony Rossi Studio in Canton, OH. This photo is from 2009. The building was still there in 2015 but had been demolished by the following year.

The Executive Tower Professional Building was built in 1974. The building previously housed the First America Title Insurance Co. [map]

This Dominick's Finer Foods supermarket was built in 1956. The building now houses a Happy Foods supermarket. For more, see this website. [map]

St. Mary's of Nazareth Hospital
Chicago, IL
I believe the St. Mary's of Nazareth Hospital opened in 1975. [map]

St. Joseph's Hospital
Chicago, IL
The St. Joseph's Hospital was built in 1963. For more, see this website. [map]

Hardy Corporation
Chicago, IL
The Hardy Corporation is responsible for much of the colored glass block used in buildings in the Chicago area in the 1960s. They still produce different types of clear glass block. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Simgreen Building
Chicago, IL
The Simgreen Building was built around 1959 for real estate developers, M. Suson & Associates. The tile mosaic in the lobby has a construction theme. For more, see this website. [map]

Prudential Insurance Building
Chicago, IL
former Famous-Barr
Fairview Heights, IL
The Prudential Insurance Building was completed in 1955. The building is faced with limestone and aluminum. The relief carving Prudential's symbol, the Rock of Gibraltar, was designed by Alfonzo Lanelli. [map]

This Famous-Barr department store now houses a Macy's. It was built in 1973. The dome was destroyed during a tornado in 2006 and rebuilt. For more, see this website. [map]