618 S. Michigan Ave.

618 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, 60605

The 618 S. Michigan Ave. building was designed by architect William Carbys Zimmerman in 1913. Known as the Arcade Building, the 10-story building sported a grid-like façade with large windows and minimal masonry and housed specialty shops, photographers, publishers and the American Red Cross. The seventh floor of this building was also home to Columbia from 1927 until 1936 when it was associated with the Pestalozzi Froebel Teachers’ College.

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A Chicago-Guantanamo Music Exchange: Changüí, the Cuban Blues

A Chicago-Guantanamo Music Exchange: Changüí,... 5/1 12pm

Bring a lunch and join us for a revealing talk by Stan West about his recent trip to Guantanamo, Cuba to document musicians that play Changüí music, also...

Fashion Showcase

Fashion Showcase 5/12 9am

This exhibit in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. front windows and lobby space will feature an assortment of garment designs and visual installations from students...

Center for Black Music Research Open House

Center for Black Music Research Open House 5/12 2pm

Black Music Iconography–What can we learn from images of black music, black performers, and black composers? Come view images that may challenge preconceived...

Business and Entrepreneurship Senior Showcase

Business and Entrepreneurship Senior Showcase 5/12 4pm

The Manifest Business and Entrepreneurship Senior Showcase will feature creative, engaging presentations in a dynamic, rapid-fire style (similar to a Pecha...

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Janet Harper posted a photo 4/19/2017

Michael Martz

Michael Martz left a positive review 8/30/2016

This was a perfect evening. You get to see all kinds of beautiful views of the the city, and you get taken out on the lake to see the city from the water. I took a few hundred pictures and videos.

Michael Martz

Michael Martz left a positive review 8/31/2016

Everyone should see Willis Tower at least once. This event was a lot of fun.

Sandraneta Marsh Adams

Sandraneta Marsh Adams left a positive review 5/3/2016

Good people good food

Janet Harper

Janet Harper posted a photo 5/10/2016

Poster for the event. Poster for the event.

Janet Harper

Janet Harper posted a photo 5/10/2016

Poster for the event. Poster for the event.

Janet Harper

Janet Harper posted a photo 5/9/2016

This exhibit is an official Chicago Great Migration Centennial event. This exhibit is an official Chicago Great Migration Centennial event.

Janet Harper

Janet Harper posted a photo 5/9/2016

This exhibit is an official Chicago Great Migration Centennial event. This exhibit is an official Chicago Great Migration Centennial event.

Janet Harper

Janet Harper posted a photo 5/2/2016

Gospel's legendary Staple Singers moved to Chicago in 1947 from Mississippi. Gospel's legendary Staple Singers moved to Chicago in 1947 from Mississippi.

Janet Harper

Janet Harper posted a photo 5/2/2016

Soul singer Jerry Butler moved to Chicago ca. 1942 from Mississippi. Soul singer Jerry Butler moved to Chicago ca. 1942 from Mississippi.

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