Terrace Row—also known as the Marble Terrace—predated Adler & Sullivan's Auditorium Building by a generation. It goes without saying that these were fancy residences, home to prominent families. The first stab at the location missed by a lousy half-block, situating the Row on the SW corner of Congress & Michigan, where the Congress Hotel now stands. Pretty good instincts for just "throwing a dart". On down the line others picked up greater accuracy, shifting the location to the correct NW corner. Pity everything wasn't built of marble in the early days, for a shot at withstanding The Fire. Ah, well. Our architecture heritage ain't so bad.
·CornerSpotter [Curbed Chicago]
·Hint: Another Prominent Structure Ushered Out This 'Garden City' Delight [Curbed Chicago]