Gale, Barry

Dr. Barry G. Gale is an Independent Scholar.

The Largest Opera House in the World, the Chicago Auditorium, 1889 : The Beginning of a Unique American Architecture
2021 1-4955-0875-7
This is the story of the planning and construction of the Auditorium Building and Theater on Michigan Avenue in Chicago and the men who built it. At the time, it was the largest building in America, containing the largest opera house in the world. It was the last of the great masonry buildings of the nineteenth century and the first of the new wave of monumental structures that would characterize the first two decades of the twentieth. It marked the beginning of modern commercial architecture in America, the start of what was later to be called the “Chicago School.”

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