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Explore the exterior, interior lobbies and two upper floors of this John Wellborn Root- and Charles Atwood-designed building where much of the original marble, mahogany doors and decorative wrought iron work are still in evidence.

0.75 Hour
$15 public
FREE for CAF members
Main Lobby, 1 W. Washington St. entrance

Though clearly in the Chicago School tripartite design, its glass curtain wall foreshadowed the International Style that developed three decades after the Reliance Building's 1895 completion. Reliance Building has been designated a National Historic Landmark (1970), a city landmark (1975) and a state landmark (1979); and in 1999, it was the site of a state-of-the-art, award-winning restoration led by T. Gunny Harboe (McClier Corporation, Chicago).

Note: Although it's not required, we recommend making reservations in advance for this tour.

Through March 31, members can bring a friend for FREE on all CAF building tours! Individual members may bring one friend, and household members may bring up to two friends. Log into your account when purchasing tickets to redeem this offer, or reserve tickets through CAF's call center (312.922.8687). Advance reservations are required as some tours have strict capacities. View the list of qualifying tours.

Upcoming Reliance Building (Alise Chicago) Tours