Built in the 1920s, the 2-story building was home to a night club in the 1920s, a restaurant in the 1930s, a textile company, in the 1940s, and the Universal Bowling Corporation from the 1960s to 2003, where it served as the company’s bowling ball salesroom. Once acquired by Columbia College, the first project included the extensive interior and exterior renovation of the newly acquired building to house the Averill & Bernard Leviton A + D Gallery on the first floor and the College Archives & Special Collections on the second floor.
Columbia College Chicago
Mr. Larry Dunn, Director of Physical Plant (Retired)
600 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
Category: Total Building Renovation