Chicago Architecture Info

United States Post Office - Loop Station

211 South Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Basic Information
Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Type Government Building
Floors: 1
Neighborhood: The Loop
More Information
  • Stories above ground: 1
  • Stories below ground: 2
  • Architect: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
  • Architecture firm: Schmidt, Garden and Erikson
  • Architecture firm: C. F. Murphy Associates
  • Architecture firm: A. Epstein and Sons
  • This is the building where Illinois senators have their offices.
  • The entire layout of the Federal Center and its buildings are on a 28-foot square grid.
  • 1917: Famed Chicago mobster Al Capone is convicted of tax evasion in a courthouse formerly at this location.
  • 1959: Design work begins on this project.
  • 1960: Congress authorizes construction to begin on the Federal Center.
  • 1965: The old United States Post Office and Courthouse is demolished to make way for this building.
  • 1966: Construction begins on this building.
  • 1973: Construction is completed.