Wrecking Ball Flays Rush University Medical Center’s Jones Building
Feb15

Wrecking Ball Flays Rush University Medical Center’s Jones Building

The countdown began in September, when the City of Chicago issued four demolition permits for Rush University Medical Center to tear down four buildings on their west side campus. The oldest of those structures, the Jones Building, is the first to meet the wrecking ball. Built in 1888 as the Daniel A. Jones Hospital, the Jones Building at 1753 West Congress Parkway became obsolete when Rush completed its state-of-the-art, $575-million...

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Victorian-Era Chicago Building Being Demolished For Nothing
Sep19

Victorian-Era Chicago Building Being Demolished For Nothing

Perched on the banks of that taillight tributary called Congress Parkway sits one of Chicago’s oldest buildings.  But not for long. Demolition crews are revving their engines to eviscerate Rush University Medical Center’s Jones Building (1753 West Congress Parkway), a Victorian-era pile that is part of a hospital so venerable that it’s older than the city, itself. The building in question is Rush’s Jones...

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