Essential Architecture-  Chicago Loop South

Page Brothers Building

architect

John M. Van Osdel; west facade remodeling, Hill and Woltersdorf

location

177-91 N. State St.

date

1872; west facade remodeled 1902

style

Italianate

construction

cast-iron facade

type

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This building north facade, facing Lake Street, features the city's last remaining cast-iron front, a construction technique that was common practice in pre-Fire of 1871 Chicago. Built when Lake Street was the city's main retail street, the building's west facade (State Street) was remodeled and another floor added in 1902, reflecting the reorientation of commercial activity from Lake to State Street.

links

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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