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Roanoke Building and Tower

Madison and LaSalle Streets elevation     Address: 11 S. LaSalle St.
Year Built: 1915 - 1925
Architect: Holabird & Roche , Rebori, Wentworth, Dewey & Mccormick
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: December 12, 2007

Window bay and light fixture detail Built in stages, this building┐s configuration (combining a massive office block originally called the Lumber Exchange Building with a slender tower addition) reflects the influence of Chicago┐s pioneering zoning ordinance of 1923, which encouraged the building of set-back skyscrapers. Designed in an unusual Portuguese Gothic Revival style, the building also exemplifies the importance of LaSalle Street as Chicago┐s premier historic street for finance and commerce.