Essential Architecture-  Chicago Far South

Peoples Gas South Chicago Neighborhood Store

architect

George Grant Elmslie and Herman von Holst

location

8935 S. Commercial Ave.

date

1925

style

Prairie school

construction

terracotta

type

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One of the city's few surviving works by master Prairie School architect George Grant Elmslie. The building's extensive terra cotta detailing is significant as an outstanding example of Elmslie's distinctive ornamental style. The store represents a unique effort by a public utility to create an architectural design that would enhance the neighborhood where it was located. This modest building, which is now owned by a private individual, remains an attractive part of the Commercial Avenue streetscape.

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With special thanks to the City of Chicago website, www.egov.cityofchicago.org , for much of the info on this page.
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