Gold Dome Field House

100 N Central Park Ave Chicago

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Gold Dome Field House

Address: 100 N. Central Park Ave. // Architect: Michaelsen & Rognstad, 1928
Click the speaker icon for audio commentary by Julia S. Bachrach, head of Julia Bachrach Consulting and former Chicago Park District historian and planning supervisor.


This heavily ornamented field house with a striking gold dome was originally built as the headquarters of the West Park Commission. It is a rare Chicago example of Spanish Baroque Revival style architecture and its interior is equally ornate. The architectural partnership of Christian S. Michaelsen and Sigurd Anton Rognstad, Chicago-born children of Norwegian immigrant families, produced dozens of exuberant Jazz Age buildings throughout Chicago in a very short period of practice, including entertainment halls and monumental park and private club structures.

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