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Northwestern University

Rebecca Crown Center

633 Clark Street
Evanston, IL 60208

Located along Clark Street, just west of Allison Residential Community.

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Photo of the Rebecca Crown Center


Rebecca Crown Center (1968) features a broad elevated plaza with a 100-foot-tall clock tower surrounded by three buildings containing Northwestern's central administration offices. Designed by Walter Netsch of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the facility occupies 2.7 acres. Its limestone and reinforced concrete walls are accented by limestone slabs that act as sun visors for the tall, narrow windows. The building was a gift of Robert, Henry, and Lester Crown in honor of their mother.

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More images and historical information on this building can be found at the NU Library Archives

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Rooms in this building

  • Hardin Hall