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Chicago Cultural Center

Address:
78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602, US

Category: Arts and Culture

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The Chicago Cultural Center is an interesting place to visit because it brings together architecture, social and industrial history. The Chicago Cultural Center was originally the first central public library when it was completed in 1897. It is an impressive limestone-faced building with complicated details, marble staircases, patterned ceilings, beautiful floor mosaics and two impressive stained glass domes, it was "designed to dazzle”. It was completed at a cost of nearly $2 million dollars, this place was inspired by the style of the World's Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893.In 1991 the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs established the building as the Chicago Cultural Center. It is the nation's first free cultural location. It has more than 700 events and thousands of visitors every year. The working class show their struggles and advances in their strikes at the Cultural Center, since the Cultural Center has many photographs and paintings of the working class and their struggles together as a team. They work together; that is what we have to do to survive. This center is the history of it all. The picture below shows all the different culture’s gathering of a history of the beating of Rodney King. http://www.portlandart.net/archives/nickcave.jpg