City of Chicago Building Permits - February 21, 1872 - June 30, 1954
A Guide to the Holdings of the UIC Library
Compiled by: Suzanne A. Klinger, Assistant Documents Librarian, April 1987
Adapted for the UIC University Library from a compilation by the Commission on Chicago Historical and Architecture Landmarks, 1986
Revised by: Marsha L. Selmer, March 1999
Graphics by: Lin Dou, March 1999
Web page rearranged by: Chieko Maene, August 2005
Copyright by the University Library, UIC, 1999

Reel Guide to Permit Ledgers
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BOOK      REEL          CITY AREA                         DATES COVERED

          7             All City                          2/21/1872 through 12/31/1881
          
                        (Note: This is the first reel.)
                        
          8             All City                          1/1/1882 through 9/17/1885
          
          9             All City                          9/17/1885 through 9/30/1888
          
                        All City                          10/1/1888 through 7/21/1891
                        (except Hyde Park,
                        Lake, & Lakeview)
                        
          10            Hyde Park, Lake,                   3/1/1890 through 12/31/1891
                        Lakeview
                        All City                           7/21/1891 through 4/30/1894
                        (except Hyde Park,
                        Lake & Lakeview)
                        
          11            Hyde Park, Lake,
                        Lakeview                           1/2/1892 through 6/30/1893
                        Hyde Park, Lake, Lakeview          7/1/1893 through 12/31/1894
                        North & South       N & S          5/1/1894 through 12/31/1894
                                            S              1/2/1895 through 12/31/1897
                                            
          12            North                              1/2/1895 through 12/31/1897
                        Southwest & Northwest              1/2/1895 through 12/31/1897
                        North & South                      1/3/1898 through 7/31/1901
                        
          13            Southwest& Northwest               1/3/1898 through 7/31/1901
                        North & South      S               8/1/1901 through 6/15/1904
                                           N               8/2/1901 through 6/30/1904
                        Southwest & Northwest              8/1/1901 through 7/7/1904
                        
          14            North & South      S               6/15/1904 through 12/31/1906
                                           N               7/1/1904  through 12/31/1906
                        North & South                      1/2/1907  through 12/31/1908
                        
          15            North & South                      1/2/1909 through 12/31/1910
                        North & South                      1/3/1911 through 12/31/1912
                        
          16            Southwest & Northwest              7/8/1904 through 12/31/1906
                        Southwest & Northwest              1/2/1907 through 12/31/1908
                        
          17            Southwest & Northwest              1/2/1909 through 12/31/1910
            
                        Southwest & Northwest              1/5/1911 through 12/31/1912
                        
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 BOOK     REEL          CITY AREA                           DATES COVERED
 
 1        18            North                               11/25/1911 through 03/13/1913
 
 2        18            West                                11/25/1911 through 10/9/1913
 
 3        19            South                               11/25/1911 through 10/25/1912
 
 4        19            Central, South            C         11/28/1911 through 4/22/1920
                                                  S         10/24/1912 through 12/31/1912
                                            
 5        20            North                               3/14/1913 through 5/11/1914
 
 6        20            South                               1/2/1913 through 11/5/1913
 
 7        21            West                                10/9/1913 through 2/2/1916
 
 8        number 8 not used
 
 9        21            North                               5/11/1914 through 7/22/1915
 
 10       22            West                                2/2/1916 through 11/6/1919
 
 11       22            South                               11/5/1913 through 10/24/1914
 
 12       23            North                               7/23/1915 through 8/8/1916
 
 13       number 13 not used
 
 14       23            South                              10/26/1914 through 11/3/1915
 
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 BOOK     REEL          CITY AREA                          DATES COVERED
 
 15       24            North                              8/8/1916 through 12/23/1919
 
 16       24            South                              11/4/1915 through 10/27/1916
 
 17, 18   number 17 and 18 not used
 
 19       25            South                              10/27/1916 through 3/6/1919
 
 20       25            South                              3/6/1919 through 2/15/1921
 
 21       26            West                               11/12/1919 through 4/17/1922
 
 22       26            North, South        N              12/26/1919 through 4/17/1922
                                            S              4/4/1922 through 4/17/1922
                                            
 23       27            South                              2/16/1921 through 4/4/1922
                        (See Book 22 for    S              4/4/1922 through 4/17/1922)
                        
 24       27            West                               4/18/1922 through 6/19/1923
 
 25       28            North                              4/18/1922 through 9/26/1923
 
 26       28            South                              4/18/1922 through 1/12/1923
 
 27       29            Central, South
                        (Central permits between           4/22/1920 and 4/18/1922
                        are recorded in the North & South books.)
                        
                                            C              4/18/1922 through 8/13/1926
                                            S              1/13/1912 through 7/30/1923
                                            
 28       29            West                               6/19/1923 through 7/3/1924
 
 29       30            North                              9/27/1923 through 1/12/1925
 
 30       30            South                              7/31/1923 through 3/19/1924
 
 31       31            South                              3/19/1924 through 9/18/1924
 
 
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 BOOK     REEL          CITY AREA                          DATES COVERED
 
 32       31            West                               7/3/1924 through 6/12/1925
 
 33       32            North, South        N              1/13/1925 through 5/12/1926
 
                                            S              4/15/1925 through 4/21/1925
                                            
 34       32            South                              9/18/1924 through 4/14/1925
                        (See Book 33 for    S              4/15/1925 through 4/21/1925
                        
 35       33            West                               6/12/1925 through 6/14/1926
 
 36       33            South                              4/21/1925 through 10/29/1925
 
 37       34            South                              10/29/1926 through 7/14/1926
 
 38       34            North                              5/12/1926 through 1/2/1928
 
 39       35            West                               6/16/1926 through 8/5/1927
 
 40       35            Central, Citywide   C              8/20/1926 through 12/29/1939
                        (Citywide permits are included in 1939)
                        
 41       36            South                              7/14/1926 through 4/8/1927
 
 42       36            West                               8/4/1927 through 5/6/1929
 
 43       37            South                              4/8/1927 through 3/8/1928
 
 44       37            North                              1/4/1928 through 2/1/1933
 
 45       38            South                              3/9/1928 through 4/19/1929
 
 46       38            West                               5/6/1929 through 7/12/1929
 
 (West permits 7/12/1939 - 1/2/1940 are listed with Citywide permits at the end of Book 40.)
 
 47       39            South                             4/19/1929 through 7/31/1933
 
 
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 BOOK     REEL          CITY AREA                         DATES COVERED
 
 48       39            North                             3/3/1933 through 4/7/1939
 
 (North permits 4/7/1939 - 1/2/1940 are listed with Citywide permits at the end of Book 40.)
 
 49       40            South                             7/5/1933 through 1/20/1939
 
 (South permits 1/2/1939 - 1/2/1940 are listed with Citywide permits at the end of Book 40.)
 
 50       40            Citywide                         1/2/1940 through 11/8/1940
 
 51       41            Citywide                         11/8/1940 through 7/23/1941
 
 52       41            Citywide                         7/23/1941 through 4/6/1942
 
 53       42            Citywide                         4/7/1942 through 1/13/1944
 
 54       42            Citywide                         1/13/1944 through 7/18/1945
 
 55       43            Citywide                         7/18/1945 through 3/15/1946
 
 56       43            Citywide                         3/15/1946 through 2/19/1947
 
 57       44            Citywide                         2/19/1947 through 10/16/1947
 
 58       44            Citywide                         10/16/1947 through 7/19/1948
 
 59       45            Citywide                         7/19/1948 through 5/16/1949
 
 60       45            Citywide                         5/16/1949 through 12/28/1949
 
 61       46            Citywide                         12/29/1949 through 6/30/1950
 
 62       46            Citywide                         6/30/1950 through 12/5/1950
 
 63       47            Citywide                         12/6/1950 through 7/11/1951
 
 64       47            Citywide                         7/11/1951 through 3/10/1952
 
 65       48            Citywide                         3/10/1952 through 9/19/1952
 
 (Note: pp. 106-299, 4/7/1952 - 6/3/1952 are reproduced in an appendix at the end of Book 65 
 because of illegibility.)
 
 66       48            Citywide                         9/19/1952 through 4/24/1953
 
 67       49            Citywide                         4/24/1953 through 9/22/1953
 
 68       49            Citywide                         9/22/1953 through 4/9/1954
 
 69       50            Citywide                         4/9/1954 through 6/30/1954
 
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 Following is a list of miscellaneous reports filmed with the Building Permits.
 
 Reel   50     FIRE REPORTS     7/19/1933 through 4/23/1951
 Reel   51     FIRE REPORTS     5/3/1951 through 2/13/1957
 Reel   52     FIRE REPORTS     2/13/1957 through 6/10/1959
 Reel   53     FIRE REPORTS     6/11/1959 through 5/24/1965
 Reel   54     RIRE REPORTS     5/24/1965 through 12/4/1968
 
 Each section of these reports has an alphabetic index by street name. The reports contain 
 information on fires in Chicago buildings including owner, amount of damage, and cause. These
 reports are not necessarily complete.
 
 Reel   55     BUILDING CONSTRUCTION DATA        1917 through 1922
 Reel   56     BUILDING CONSTRUCTION DATA        1922 through 1925
 
 These reports contain miscellaneous statistics on the number of buildings inspected and the types
 of projects for the years listed. There is no index; the data is arranged by ledger book in 
 chronological order. 
 

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Content: Suzanne A. Klinger and Marsha L. Selmer
Webpage Designed by: Lin Dou
Last Modified: 04/09/99