Loyola University Chicago

Dan K. Webb Center for Advocacy

School of Law

Around Loyola's Campus

The Gold Coast Historic District is an historic district in ChicagoIllinois. Part of Chicago's Near North Side community area, it is roughly bounded by North AvenueLake Shore DriveOak Street, and Clark Street.

The Gold Coast neighborhood grew in the wake of the Great Chicago Fire. In 1882, millionaire Potter Palmer moved to the area from the Prairie Avenue neighborhood on the city's south side. He filled in a swampy area which later became Lake Shore Drive, and built the Palmer Mansion, a forty-two room castle-like structure designed by Henry Ives Cobb and Charles Sumner Frost. Other wealthy Chicagoans followed Potter into the neighborhood, which became one of the richest in Chicago.

In the late 1980s, the Gold Coast and neighboring Streeterville comprised the second most-affluent neighborhood in the United States, behind Manhattan's Upper East Side. Today, the neighborhood is a mixture of mansionsrow houses, and high-rise apartments. Highlights include the Astor Street District and the James Charnley House.

Directions and Maps

The Water Tower Campus is conveniently located three blocks west of the Magnificent Mile and shopping along Michigan Avenue.

AIRPORTS
Chicago has two airports: Chicago O'Hare and Midway.  You can get to the School of Law by cab, driving yourself or taking public transportation

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
Loyola Law School is accessible by public transportation.  The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) provides a website which will give you door to door directions.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS
The School of Law's campus is easily reached if you wish to drive. You may use the directions below.  You can also use sites like Google Maps or MapQuest to get directions.

From the Airports
From I-90, O'Hare Airport, and the Northwest: Take I-90 East into I-90/94 East and exit at Ohio Street. Go east on Ohio to State Street. Turn left (north) onto State Street and continue to Pearson Street. Turn right onto Pearson to enter campus.

From I-80, I-55, Midway Airport, and the Southwest: From I-80 East, take I-55 North. If coming from Midway Airport exit and turn left (north) on Cicero Avenue to I-55 North. Take I-55 North (Stevenson Expressway) to I-90/94 North and exit at Ohio Street. Go east on Ohio to State Street. Turn left (north) onto State Street and continue to Chicago Avenue.

From the Suburbs
From North Shore Suburbs: Take Lake Shore Drive south to Michigan Avenue. Follow Michigan Avenue to Chicago Avenue, turn right (west) on Chicago Avenue, then right on Rush Street. Loyola's campus is centered at the next block, Rush and Pearson.

From I-94 and the North: Take I-94 East into I-90/94 East and exit at Ohio Street. Go east on Ohio to State Street. Turn left (north) onto State Street and continue to Chicago Avenue. Turn right (east) on Chicago Avenue, then left on Rush Street. Loyola's campus is centered at the next block, Rush and Pearson.

From I-88/I-290 and the West: Take I-88 East (East-West Tollway) into I-290 East (Eisenhower Expressway). Continue until I-290 ends at Congress Boulevard. Take Congress past Michigan Avenue for one stoplight. Turn left into the semicircle which will lead into Michigan Avenue going north. Follow Michigan Avenue to Chicago Avenue.

From I-94 and the South and Southeast: Take Lake Shore Drive north to Monroe Street and turn left. Follow Monroe Street to Michigan Avenue. Turn right onto Michigan Avenue to Chicago Avenue. Or, take I-94 North into I-90/94 North (Dan Ryan Expressway) and exit at Ohio Street. Go east on Ohio to State Street. Turn left (north) onto State Street and continue to Pearson Street. Turn right onto Pearson Street to enter campus