Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)


Cort Theatre, Chicago, IL

ID: 11874
Alt. Name: Cort Theater, Chicago, IL
Construction Date: Start Date: 1908
End Date: 1909
Notes: The Cort Theatre was removed to make way for the 31-story Richard J. Daley Center (1966), which occupied the entire block bounded by West Washington Street, North Clark Street, West Randolph Street and North Dearborn Street.
Demolition Note: Demolished; the Cort was demolished with many other buildings c. 1964.
Building History: Seattle architect Edwin Walker Houghton (1856-1927) designed the Cort Theatre for his Seattle-based counterpart, John Cort (1859-1929), one of the most successful vaudeville impresarios of the 1890-1915 period. His Northwest Theatrical Association enabled Cort to book high-profile acts to a string of shows in theatres across the region.
Structure Type: built works - performing arts structures - theatres
Locations: Structure:
132 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL
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