Lincoln Park Zoo Headquarters (Chicago, IL)

Daprato Rigali Studios, est 1860, pontifical institute of christian art

Matthew Laflin Memorial Building



Taken from Lincoln Park Zoo website – This grand neo-classical building was built in 1893 to house the former Chicago Academy
of Sciences—the city’s first museum, founded in 1857. That institution’s first home was consumed by the Great Chicago Fire in 1871. Laflin, the subsequent building’s namesake, was a gunpowder tycoon and philanthropist whose donation spurred Chicago’s tradition of locating museums in lakefront parks. Make some history of your own by ushering guests past its Corinthian temple front into the shimmering marble lobby or stately Ann Milligan Gray Room for a museum-quality meeting or daytime event.


Daprato Rigali artists were hired to implement a new decorative paint scheme in this building, which now functions as the Administrative Headquarters of the Lincoln Park Zoo.