Chicago Landmarks

St. Ignatius College Prep Building

Street Elevation, photo by Bob Thall     Address: 1076 W. Roosevelt Road
Year Built: 1869; West addition, 1874
Architect: Toussaint Menard , John P. Huber
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: March 18, 1987

Cambridge Room, 1982, photo by Bob Thall The culmination of Father Arnold J. Damen, S.J.'s work in Chicago, this building was opened in 1870 as St. Ignatius College. Loyola University originated from this institution but, since 1922, St. Ignatius has operated solely as a college preparatory school. The Second Empire-style edifice is among the oldest in the city, a rare and distinctive example of institutional designs pre-dating the Chicago Fire of 1871.