The Columbia Chronicle

Bohemian immigrant John Dusek built Thalia Hall in 1892. Its design is reminiscent of the Romanesque architecture of the Prague Opera House. 

Big business, little Pilsen

February 24, 2014

Thalia Hall, one of Pilsen’s most historic buildings, is getting a rock ‘n’ roll makeover.The four-stem structure at 1807 S. Allport St. is slated to reopen its doors as a music venue in the first qua...

Club sports relocated, more commitment needed

By Kyle Rich

September 24, 2012

Club sports at Columbia have taken a hit with the loss of the only available indoor practice space, the gym at the South Loop Elementary School, 1212 S. Plymouth Court. After the dual lease with Roosevelt University that allowed the gym to be shared expired at the beginning of the semester, the two colleges have parted ways. As Columbia looks for a new gym, commitment is now a factor, along with money.The challenges and resp...

New buildings threaten Renegades

By Lindsey Woods

March 12, 2012

There are usually casualties when a long-term relationship ends, such as favorite DVDs or a pair of the coziest sweatpants. In the case of Columbia and Roosevelt University’s athletic partnership, however, the losses are imminent even though the relationship remains intact.Roosevelt’s modern, mirrored building erected at 425 S. Wabash Ave., and the relatively unbroken ground of the lot at the southeast corner of Wabash ...

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