We returned to the hotel by noon to check out. Since our flight was at 7:30PM, we left our luggages at the concierge and went for more exploration.
We came upon a building with the sign “Chicago Pvblic Library” (that’s how the public spelled on the building). This is the north entrance from Randolph St., with Doric columns.
Apparently, the library is now converted to the Chicago Cultural Center that houses the city’s official reception venue. The above is the grand staircase leading to the Preston Bradley Hall.
An interesting view of the staircase from above. We saw a couple planning a wedding shoot here.
Healy and Millet stained glass dome, the largest Tiffany dome in the world.
On the fourth floor is the Sidney R. Yates Gallery.
The ornamented pilasters of Sidney r. Yates Gallery.
Exhibition in the Sidney R. Yates Gallery.
Just an interesting staircase handle when we exited the building.
As we still have some time to kill, we did a little more shopping. On our way back to the hotel, we encountered a brigade of army marching through the city with loud marching cadence.