National Register of Historic Places Nomination collection, 2005
Materials related to the National Register of Historic Places nomination for the Illinois Institute of Technology Academic Campus which was listed on the Register Aug. 12, 2005. Includes the research documentation complied by Mark Kasprzyk and Douglas Gilbert of McClier (work contracted by IIT) and submitted to the Commission of Chicago Landmarks with approval from the Illinois State Historic Preservation Officer.
- Creation: 2005
- Illinois Institute of Technology (Organization)
Language of Materials
Records are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Available for Research
The 120-acre campus of Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago) was laid out by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in the 1940s. Over the next 25 years, Mies designed 20 of the campus' buildings, including the core academic buildings. The evolution of the nomination and 2005 designation of a portion of the campus as a "Historic Place" dates to the Main Campus Master Plan as proposed in 1996 by Lohan Associates.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Was formerly 2005.018
Note that while the IIT campus in total is frequently referred to as the Mies Campus, the area included in this nomination is limited to about half of the campus: the area west of State St. bounded by State St., 35th St., the Rock Island Railroad, and 31st St. - but with the inclusion of Stuart Building on the north side of 31st St. Morton Park and the area around Crown Hall, both landscaped by Alfred Caldwell, as well as the field north of Crown Hall landscaped by Peter Lindsay Schaudt are within these boundaries. The identification of the "academic campus" distinguishes this part of campus from the acres on the east side of State St. which, while including additional buildings designed by Mies, primarily contain housing, athletic, and student support facilities.
Catherine Bruck, University Archivist 5/13/2005