202-220 S. State St. Federal Properties

Full street-level view of the northeast corner of high-rise buildings at 202-220 South State Street in Chicago
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Site Description

  • 202 S. State (Century Building) – 16-stories, commercial, terra-cotta clad with Late Gothic details, Holabird & Roche design, 1915.
  • 208-212 S. State (John R. Thompson Company Building) – 3-stories, retail, Marshall & Fox design, 1920.
  • 214 S. State – 4-stories (originally 6), C.M. Palmer Italianate design, 1887.
  • 220 S. State (Consumers Building) – 21-stories, Chicago School office building, terra-cotta clad with Classical Revival details, Mundie & Jensen design, 1913.


The sidewalk from 202-220 S. State St. will be closed starting March 9. Signage will redirect pedestrians to cross the street.

We are preparing an Environmental Impact Statement and conducting the National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 Process to address the future of these buildings. All four properties lie adjacent to the Dirksen Federal Courthouse in the downtown Loop Retail Historic District, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Century Building (202) and Consumers Building (220) contribute to the historic district.

Recent Milestones

3/9/2023: Conditions assessment begun.
1/19/2023: Section 106 consulting party met.
12/12/2022: Public comment period closed.
11/10/2022: Public scoping meeting held.
7/22/2022: Environment, historic-impact studies contract awarded.

More info

Contact Public Affairs Officer Tanya Schusler at tanya.schusler@gsa.gov.

Last Reviewed: 2023-03-13