Pritzker Military Museum & Library

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Total Meeting Space1,394 sq. m
Standing Capacity400
Seating Capacity167
Built1912
Renovated2012
104 S. Michigan Ave.
Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60603
Onsite Catering
104 S. Michigan Ave.
Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60603

Amenities

Facilities

  • AV Capabilities
  • Furniture
  • Internet Access
  • Lighting
  • Other Decor (Bring your own)
  • Space (Private)
  • Table Linens (Preferred vendors)
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Equipment

  • Loading Dock
  • Staging Area

Alcohol and Catering

  • Alcohol (Preferred vendors)
  • Alcohol Allowed
  • Onsite Catering
  • Onsite Kitchen

Meeting Space

Total Meeting Space1,394 sq. m
Meeting Rooms7
Standing Capacity400
Largest Room1,301 sq. m
Second Largest Room1,301 sq. m
Seating Capacity167
Space (Private)143 sq. m

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Parking

  • Paid Parking

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Event Insurance

Event insurance is required.

Additional Information

Designed by Martin Roche of Holabird and Roche, this 1912 Romanesque-inspired 16-story, steel frame building is clad in a combination of terracotta and granite. It was designed to harmonize with the firm’s earlier Neo Gothic University Club, located to the north across Monroe Street. The Monroe Building’s banded multi-toned terra cotta exterior, with its decorative pilasters and overhangs, enhance the building rich façade. The gabled roof and dormers of green Spanish tiles complete the Monroe Building’s unique exterior. The interior’s vaulted lobby is graced by one of the largest commercial installations of Rookwood tile in the country. A sensitive restoration by the building’s owner, J&J Arnaco, includes the restoration of the exterior terra cotta facade and Ludowici tile roof. Decorative cast iron entrances on Michigan Avenue and Monroe Street have been replicated from original photographs. The restoration of the building’s interiors includes the restoration and recreation of original design elements including Rookwood tile floors, walls and vaults, decorative iron elevator grilles, doors and hardware, and lighting fixtures. Restoration of historic elements was informed by both surviving original construction documents, early photographs and much extant historic material retrieved from the site. The Monroe Building now houses the Pritzker Military Museum & Library on floors two through four. Dedicated to the story of the Citizen Soldier in American history, the Pritzker Military Museum & Library is open to the public with a collection of books and gallery exhibits, along with live events in a two-story lecture hall and broadcast center.

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