construction date unknown (remodeled 1942, demolished 1944)
49 West 34th Street
Formerly a three-story apartment building, Victory Hall was purchased by Illinois Tech and remodeled in 1942 to serve as a classroom building. A wind tunnel, Chicago's first, was installed in 1944. When the Armour Research Foundation's Engineering Research Building was constructed, Victory Hall was demolished, but its Aeronautical Laboratory was retained as part of the new building.
Formerly/Also Known As: Bughouse
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"Complete Bughouse," Technology News, November 3, 1942, 3.
Illinois Institute of Technology, Office of Marketing and Communications, "First and only wind tunnel in Chicago area constructed on IIT campus," Illinois Institute of Technology Press Release, January 14, 1944, 1.
"Complete Bughouse," 3.
"Foundation Will Start Construction On Machine Shop Building This Week," Technology News, March 13, 1944, 6.
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