The Chicago Home for the Incurables housed the "John Crerar Library." There was a parlor on every floor, a commodious reading room. The men had a smoking room where they could indulge to their hearts' content in the use of their favorite brands.
The University of Chicago acquired the Chicago Home for the Incurables in 1963 and changed the name to the "Young Memorial Building". Since then, It has functioned as a departmental space for the university's architect, security, housing, and administrative facilities.
Compiled by Dr. Neil Gale, Ph.D.