Essential Architecture-  Chicago Loop South

Field Building

architect

Graham, Anderson, Probst and White

location

135 S. LaSalle St.

date

1928-34

style

Art Deco

construction

Stone clad

type

Office Building
 
 
   
The vertical profile and stepped silhouette of its facade, together with a sleek two-story lobby, make the Field Building one of the city's most distinctive Art Deco buildings. Built by the estate of department store founder Marshall Field, it was the last major office building completed prior to a two-decade construction hiatus caused by the Great Depression and World War II. Its site formerly was occupied by the Home Insurance Building (1884), a pioneer in metal-frame skyscraper technology.

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