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Million Dollar Doors [Tiffany] ~ House of Peacock ~ Chicago Il | by Onasill ~ Bill Badzo
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Million Dollar Doors [Tiffany] ~ House of Peacock ~ Chicago Il

This world renowned door, actually a piece of unusual real estate art, is one of three in creation called the "Peacock Doors". While the design reflects the majestic and mystical bird, the door actually pays homage to the famed "House of Peacock" - Chicago's historic and celebrated emporium of fine jewelry, fine china and imported gifts of silver and gold, founded by Elijah Peacock in 1837, Chicago's first incorporated business.

 

The House of Peacock in the Palmer House flourished throughout most of the 20th century under the leadership of C.D. Peacock (Charles Daniel), Elijah's son. The design is that of Louis Comfort Tiffany. Each of the three doors weigh more than a half-ton, and all three are valued at more than a million dollars.

Chicago Landmark

Loop Retail Historic District

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Uploaded on January 27, 2012