Essential Architecture-  Chicago Loop South

Jewelers' Building

architect

Adler & Sullivan

location

15-17 S. Wabash Ave.

date

1881-82

style

Late Victorian Free Style

construction

A very open exterior, using cast-iron mullions rather than masonry piers in the central bay, and Sullivan's unique stylized floral ornament give this building its special distinction.

type

Warehouse
 
 
   
The only example of the early work of Adler and Sullivan that survives in the Loop, this is a common loft building in its construction and plan, but its facade is a dramatic departure from others of its type.

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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