Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Addison Hall

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Institution Name: Concordia University (IL)
Original/Historic Place Name: Addison Hall
Location on Campus: 7400 Augusta St., River Forest, IL
Date(s) of Construction:
1912-1913original construction John Ahlschlager & Sons
Designer: John Ahlschlager & Sons
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Beaux-Arts classicism (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, education
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: concrete
Walls: masonry
Roof: wood deck-modified roof
1913-present (2006)administration
1913-present (2006)classrooms

Addison Hall was the primary building constructed when the college moved to River Forest from Addison Illinois in 1913. The massive columns at the main entrance are the classical image of what is today Concordia University. The building is in good condition and has been well maintained even though it has been badly damaged by fire twice in its history.


Master Plan. Concordia University, River Forest, IL.


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