Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Is Pete Buttigieg's Chicago Presidential Campaign Office in the Sloop?

We were reading a story about presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg holding a grass-roots event in Bronzeville this morning and while the article talks about the event, one immaterial point stood out to us in the Sloop (via Chicago Tribune):
In an interview earlier Tuesday at the South Loop loft that houses his Chicago campaign office, the mayor said he’s found his Douglass Plan has been “extremely well-received,” but that getting it in front of more people is the challenge.
The location of the interview doesn't have anything to do with the story, but naturally caught our eye given what this here blog is about.  Apparently Buttigieg's Chicago campaign office is in the Sloop!

Initially we assumed this was one of those references of an office building on the south side of the Loop that a reporter calls the South Loop.  But another hint gives us a sense of where the office may be:
South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg is seen in his Chicago presidential
campaign office on Aug. 20, 2019.
(Terrence Antonio James / Chicago Tribune) is the question - does this picture give anything away about the location?  If we were guessing, we would say this is the Co-Gen working space at 1132 S. Wabash.

Why do we say that?  Well the exposed brick signals an older building, the el tracks signals the back of the building and the wall out the window with foliage and what appears to be a residential building in the back seems to make us think that's the condo building on state.  So we're feeling pretty good about this guess.

Do you agree?

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