Essential Architecture-  Chicago Loop North

Chicago Varnish Company Building

architect

Henry Ives Cobb

location

33 W. Kinzie St.

date

1895

style

Anglo-Dutch

construction

brick and stone

type

Office Building
 
   
Built as the headquarters of one of the leading varnish manufacturers in the United States, the Chicago Varnish Company Building is a rare Chicago example of Dutch Renaissance Revival-style architecture, marked by distinctive stepped gables and materials (red brick and light stone) of contrasting color. It was designed by Henry Ives Cobb, a nationally recognized architect whose other important works include the former Chicago Historical Society Building, the Newberry Library, and the original buildings for the University of Chicago campus.

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