Essential Architecture-  Chicago Loop South

Oliver Building

architect

Holabird & Roche

location

159 N. Dearborn St.

date

1907; top addition 1920

style

Chicago School 

construction

 internal steel frame is clearly expressed on the facade

type

Office Building
 
 
   
Constructed as the corporate headquarters of the Oliver Typewriter Company, this building is an excellent representation of the principles of the Chicago School  of architecture.

The building's internal steel frame is clearly expressed on the facade, which is further enhanced by cast-iron ornament that subtly advertises the company's name and product. The top two floors were added in 1920 by the original architects.

links

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