Essential Architecture-  Chicago Loop North

Perkins, Fellows & Hamilton Office and Studio

architect

Perkins, Fellows & Hamilton

location

814 N. Michigan Ave.

date

1917

style

Tudorbethan Arts and Crafts

construction

Stone

type

Office Building
 
 
   
Finely detailed with tapestry brick and carved stone ornament, this Arts and Crafts- influenced facade is an excellent example of the type of designs for which this architectural firm was noted (e.g. Schurz High School). It also represents a rare glimpse of what the area surrounding the Chicago Water Tower looked like in the early-20th century, when "Towertown" was a bohemian enclave of artists' studios, galleries, coffee houses, and nightclubs.

links

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