Courthouse Place

Identifiable by its stern Romanesque Revival facade, this quiet professional building (1892) was for years the center of much judicial and journalistic hubbub. Celebrated defense attorney Clarence Darrow defended Chicago murderers Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb here in 1924-saving them from the death penalty-and journalists Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur were inspired enough by the press room to write The Front Page in 1928. The courts moved out in 1929, leaving the building to the more mundane city agencies that occupied it until its renovation in the mid-1980s.

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54 W. Hubbard St.

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