Brooks Building
A photograph of a corner of the Brooks Building, from the northwest direction, on July 12, 2010, by J. Crocker
Brooks Building viewed from the northwest
General information
Architectural styleChicago School
Coordinates41°52′40.12″N 87°38′5.17″W / 41.8778111°N 87.6347694°W / 41.8778111; -87.6347694[1]Coordinates: 41°52′40.12″N 87°38′5.17″W / 41.8778111°N 87.6347694°W / 41.8778111; -87.6347694[1]
Elevation590 ft (180 m)
Construction started1909
Heightc. 139.09 ft (42.39 m)
Technical details
Floor count12
Floor area13,174 sq ft (1,223.9 m2)[2]
Design and construction
Architecture firmHolabird & Roche
DesignatedJanuary 14, 1997

The Brooks Building is a high-rise building in Chicago's commercial core, the Loop.[3][4] It was built 1909–1910, in the Chicago School architectural style.[3] An early example steel-framed high-rise building, the structure was commissioned by Peter Brooks and Shepard Brooks and designed by architects Holabird & Roche.[3] The building was designated a Chicago Landmark on January 14, 1997. It was also determined eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) on October 8, 1982; however, it is not formally included in the NRHP due to the wishes of the property's owner.[5]

See also


  1. ^ "GeoNames: Brooks Building".
  2. ^ "223 West Jackson". Retrieved June 15, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c Brooks Building at Emporis
  4. ^ "Chicago Architecture Info: The Brooks Building". Artefaqs Corporation. Retrieved June 14, 2019.
  5. ^ Commission on Chicago Landmarks, Chicago Department of Zoning and Land Use Planning, Historic Preservation Division (February 10, 2009). "Chicago Listing on the National Register of Historic Places as of February 10, 2009" (PDF). Chicago. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 23, 2010.