April 2, 2014

Landmark Status Approved for Former North Side Elementary School


The former Mulligan Public School building in Lincoln Park was approved as an official City of Chicago landmark by City Council today.

Featuring Italianate and Queen Anne-style decorative details, the 114-year-old building at 1855-63 N. Sheffield Ave. is a significant example of late 19th century school architecture in Chicago, when handsomely designed school buildings included a variety of ventilation and sanitation standards to encourage student achievement.

The school was designed by Board of Education architect Charles Rudolph and named for James A. Mulligan, a Chicago lawyer who served as a Union Army colonel during the Civil War.

The designation was recommended by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks in February 2014.

The masonry, four-story building is currently being rehabilitated into market-rate apartments by 1855 Sheffield LLC.


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