AKA: Cort Theater, Chicago, IL

Structure Type: built works - performing arts structures - theatres

Designers: Houghton, Edwin W., Architect (firm); Edwin Walker Houghton (architect)

Dates: constructed 1908-1909

132 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60602

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Seattle architect Edwin Walker Houghton (1856-1927) designed the Cort Theatre for his Seattle-based counterpart, John Cort (1859-1929), one of the most successful vaudeville impresarios of the 1890-1915 period. His Northwest Theatrical Association enabled Cort to book high-profile acts to a string of shows in theatres across the region.

The Cort Theatre was removed to make way for the 31-story Richard J. Daley Center (1966), which occupied the entire block bounded by West Washington Street, North Clark Street, West Randolph Street and North Dearborn Street.

Demolished; the Cort was demolished with many other buildings c. 1964.

PCAD id: 11874