Chicago Architecture Info

The Field Museum

1400 South Lakeshore Drive, Chicago

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Full Name The Field Museum of Natural History
Address 1400 South Lakeshore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60605
Neighborhood South Loop
Built 1912-1920
Architecture firms
  • D.H. Burnham & Company
  • Graham, Burnham and Company
  • Graham, Anderson, Probst and White
  • Museum
  • Scientific
Zoning Institutional Planned Development 794
Property size 643,000 square feet
Floor area ratio 2.6
  • Above ground: 4
  • Below ground: 2


  • This land is the property of the Chicago Park District, and is leased to the Field Museum.2


2016 The Field Museum embarked on a $3.9 million renovation. Interestingly, at the time of its approval, the estimated cost to replace the entire museum was $8.5 million.