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Northwestern University

Abbott Hall

710 N. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60611

Located on the northwest corner of Lake Shore Drive and E. Huron Street.

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Photo of the Abbott Hall


Abbott Hall was dedicated in 1940 as a dormitory for students, staff, and faculty of the professional schools on the Chicago campus. Built at a cost of $1.75 million to house more than 800 residents, the 20-story building was then believed to be the tallest structure in the world used exclusively as a college dormitory. It contained restaurants, a library, shops, exercising facilities, a roof garden, and a bowling alley.

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

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