Eradication of four Rush Medical Center buildings is complete

Rush Medical Center demolition

Dirt and a gaping open space where Senn, Jones, Rawson, and Murdock once stood.

Their names were Murdock, Rawson, Senn, and Jones. No, they weren’t the A-Team. They were four buildings on the campus of Rush Medical Center. Rendered obsolete by the construction of a new hospital in 2012, Rush chose to have them demolished rather than modernize or re-purpose them.

All over 100 years old, except for the Rawson building, which was built in 1924, the four are now history, with a large dirt lot where they once stood. Rush’s plan for the site will be green space, or what used to be referred to as a “yard” or “field” or, in much simpler times, just plain old “grass.”

You can read more about the history of the Senn, Rawson, Murdock, and Jones Buildings at the Chicago Architecture Blog and the Rush InPerson blog.

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