Chicago, IL Carson Pirie Scott & Co. entrance

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    This is the old Schlesinger & Mayer Building designed by Louis Sullivan on State Street in 1899. It was the Carson, Pirie, and Scott department store until relatively recently. It was adaptively reused into an office building on the upper floors and a Target will be opening on the first two floors. It is on the National Register #70000231, and also a National Historic Landmark.

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    1. delborrell [deleted] 28 months ago | reply

      Love this architecture.

    2. skipmoore 27 months ago | reply

      What architectural style do they call this, Adam?

    3. army.arch 27 months ago | reply

      Well if I didn't know that Louis Sullivan designed the building, I'd say art nouveau. Sullivan had his own style though that was highly ornamented in the rigid geometry of the Chicago School.

    4. skipmoore 27 months ago | reply

      Amazing details. Have you read The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson?

      www.randomhouse.com/crown/devilinthewhitecity/excerpts.html

      It's an excellent tale of Chicago and the 1893 Chicago World's Fair where the city's and the world's greatest architects met to create a magnificent architectural environment. Cool historic novel.

    5. army.arch 27 months ago | reply

      Yes I have read that one. I really liked the Chicago writing, but thought that the serial killer aspect could have been a bit better.

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