Columbia College Chicago

618 S. Michigan Ave.

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.

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

Place Type

Academic

Upcoming Events

Clothing Swap

It's time to show the world the power of the clothing swap. This Fashion Revolution Week, we're joining forces with Global Fashion Exchange to make the...

4/22 10am
Gospel Choir and Gospel Repertory Ensemble in Concert

Join Columbia's Gospel Choir and Gospel Repertory Ensemble for an evening of unforgettable Gospel music!

5/4 7pm

Recent Events

Recent Activity

Elliott Scott

Elliott Scott posted a photo 3/16/2018

Cheers for Ears 2018 Cheers for Ears 2018

Janet Harper

Janet Harper posted a photo 4/19/2017

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.

Janet Harper

Janet Harper posted a photo 5/2/2016

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

Janet Harper

Janet Harper posted a photo 5/2/2016

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