Picking Over Prentice’s Bones

Demolition of the former Prentice Women's Hospital

The picture says it all.  There’s not much left of the former Prentice Women’s Hospital.  Dr. Robert L Vogelzang, of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine sent us this latest photo of the old building.  Its four distinctive lobes are long gone.  All that’s left is the main supporting spines, and the crumbs of the horizontal floors at its base.

The photo below shows us what it looked like as demolition was just beginning in earnest.

Demolition of the former Prentice Women's Hospital


Location: 320 East Huron Street, Streeterville

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Author: Editor

Editor founded the Chicago Architecture Blog in 2003, after a long career in journalism. He can be reached at chicagoarchitectureinfo@gmail.com.

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