618 S Michigan

618 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL, 60605

The 618 South Michigan Avenue 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 College from 1927 until 1936 when it was associated with the Pestalozzi Froebel Teachers’ College.

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Architectural Boat Tour

Architectural Boat Tour 8/31 6:30pm

Join the Office of International Student Affairs on a tour of the city on the Chicago River! It's an awesome way to know the city and get to know other new...

The African American Experience at Columbia

The African American Experience at Columbia 9/1 4:30pm

Know Thy Three Ships: Scholarship, Internship and Mentorship This chat will give you a full overview of African American Cultural Affairs at Columbia,...

Willis Tower Tour

Willis Tower Tour 9/1 6:30pm

See all of Chicago from way, way up with International Student Affairs! Meet other new students from around the world at one of the tops of the world -...

Engage Columbia: Asiantation and Chinatown Trip

Engage Columbia: Asiantation and Chinatown Trip 9/6 5:00pm

Want the inside scoop on Asian Pacific American life in Chicago?Where to find a home away from home and soak up new cultural experiences? Want to find...

A Global Hello

A Global Hello 9/9 5:30pm

Wherever you're from, come eat and say hello to fellow students from China, Zimbamwe, France, the United States and more! This welcome event is hosted by...

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

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

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

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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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Gospel singer Inez Andrews moved to Chicago in 1957 from Alabama. Gospel singer Inez Andrews moved to Chicago in 1957 from Alabama.

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Blues legend Buddy Guy moved to Chicago in 1957 from Louisiana. Blues legend Buddy Guy moved to Chicago in 1957 from Louisiana.

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DJ Richard Stamz moved to Chicago ca. 1920s from Tennessee. DJ Richard Stamz moved to Chicago ca. 1920s from Tennessee.

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