Tower Group and Hutchinson Commons, Chicago

Tower Group and Hutchinson Commons, Chicago

Tower Group and Hutchinson Commons include buildings dating back to 1903 in the quadrangle's northeast corner. These buildings use details also found in Christ Church College in Oxford, England. The Mitchell Tower that makes up part of this grouping is a replica of a 1509 tower from Magdalen College. Another building that is part of this group, Reynolds Clubhouse, is modeled on a building from St. John’s College built during the 15th century.

One building that is part of this group, Mandel Hall, underwent a renovation in 2013. Initially, this building was an assembly hall and chapel, still retaining many of the elements from both of these uses. Today, the hall serves as a location for professional and student performances.

Hutchinson Commons is currently used as a dining hall and lounge for university students and professors. The interiors of all the buildings are spacious, with a distinctly Old World feel. There is also a courtyard outside Hutchinson Commons that is an inviting place to visit. Visitors looking for a place to relax and enjoy what is going on will enjoy this area.

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Sight Name: Tower Group and Hutchinson Commons
Sight Location: Chicago, USA (See walking tours in Chicago)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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