Essential Architecture-  Chicago Loop North

Fisher Studio Houses

architect

Andrew Rebori, with Edgar Miller

location

1209 N. State Pkwy.

date

1936

style

Art Moderne

construction

brick

type

House
 
 
One of the city's finest pre-World War II modern designs, this is an exceptional—and rare—example of the Art Moderne style of architecture, which was influenced by European modernism. The unique layout of the 12 units and their common courtyard--which, together, occupy an extremely narrow site running perpendicular to the street--has contributed to their desirability as residential apartments. Further distinguishing the building is its handcrafted ornamentation by prominent artist Edgar Miller. The building was commissioned by Frank Fisher, Jr., an executive of Marshall Field & Co.

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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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