Roosevelt University | Fainman Lounge

430 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL

The Fainman Lounge at Roosevelt University is located on the 2nd floor of the Auditorium Building, overlooking Michigan Avenue. The lounge was named after the Fainman family who were dynamic members of the Chicago business community for many years and early supporters of Roosevelt.  Today, the building is a National Historic Landmark, and the achievement of famed architects Dankmar Adler, Louis Sullivan, and young Frank Lloyd Wright as draftsman. On October 5, 1887, President Grover Cleveland laid the cornerstone for the Auditorium Building. The 1888 Republican National Convention was held in the partially finished building, where Benjamin Harrison was nominated as a presidential candidate. It officially opened in 1889 and was immediately acclaimed as one of the most beautiful buildings in the world.