Look up, with me, at the Marquette Building, located on the northwest corner at the intersection of Dearborn and Adams Streets. This superbly restored Chicago School skyscraper is named after Father Jacques Marquette who, with Louis Jolliet, was the first European recorded to have explored the Chicago area, wintering over in 1674-75.
This set of postings is limited to the bronze panels located over the east entrance to the Marquette Building. If you are in the area, I urge you to enter the building and enjoy the beautiful Tiffany mosaics and additional bronze reliefs just inside the lobby. There are many treasures both within — and outside — this remarkable building!
For a more formal introduction to the Marquette Building, consider contacting the Chicago Architecture Foundation. A number of walking tours scheduled during the week include the Marquette Building among their destinations.