The Murphy

Cushman & Wakefield Representing Owner in Sale of Iconic Murphy Auditorium in River North

CHICAGO, Oct. 4, 2019 – Cushman & Wakefield has been retained by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) for the sale of the iconic Murphy Auditorium, at 50 E. Erie St., in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. Constructed in 1926 as a memorial to one of the organization’s founders, Dr. John B. Murphy, the 32,193 square foot (sf) French Renaissance style building has served as a premier events space for galas, fundraisers, weddings and corporate events. Erected as a replica of La Chapelle de Notre Dame de Consolation in Paris, the building’s distinct feature is the pair of bronze doors that dominate the front entrance. The property includes a three-story auditorium which seats 500+ and is highlighted by a tall backlit multicolored stained-glass window with an additional one-and-a-half floors of office space above and restrooms and service areas on the garden level. “It’s a rare opportunity that a historic venue like [...]