Cobb Lecture Hall, Chicago

Cobb Lecture Hall, Chicago

Cobb Lecture Hall features the Gothic architecture that makes much of the University of Chicago's campus stand out. This hall is named after Silas Cobb, one of the school's earliest benefactors. The lecture hall has been in use since 1892, offering a chapel and recitation hall in addition to the classrooms and offices that account for much of the space.

The entrance facing the quadrangle offers the most noteworthy Gothic design. Visitors touring the interior will notice the Chicago School influences, which are mostly utilitarian in nature. There are also Gothic influences that you can see in the building's design, mostly dating back to the building's original construction.

Today, the lecture hall's focus is on humanities and the social sciences. The Renaissance Society hosts a contemporary art museum in this building. Visitors can also visit the Center for the Study of Languages during their time visiting the lecture hall, which is an ideal place to learn more about language evolution.

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Sight Name: Cobb Lecture Hall
Sight Location: Chicago, USA (See walking tours in Chicago)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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