Chicago Landmarks

Lindblom (Robert) Technical High School Building

Front elevation     Address: 6130 S. Wolcott Ave.
Year Built: 1917 - 1919
Architect: Arthur F. Hussander
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: 9 juin 2010

1924 Yearbook Colonnade Occupying an entire city block, the monumental he Robert Lindblom Technical High School Building was built during a time of expansion of Chicago's public school system and conveys a period of civic pride and investment in public education in the early twentieth century in Chicago. The building is also a powerful manifestation of the City Beautiful, a movement that emerged from the Chicago's World's Columbian Exposition in 1893 that promoted urban planning and Classical Revival-style architecture to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities. The Classical Revival-style building, with its grandly-scaled portico carried by Ionic columns, houses a wide variety of educational spaces, including classrooms, workshops, a grand auditorium, and a swimming pool, reflecting Progressive-Era educational reforms which emphasized social, physical, and vocational programs in public education.

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