Essential Architecture-  Chicago Loop South

Old Colony Building

architect

Holabird & Roche

location

407 S. Dearborn St.

date

1894

style

early Chicago School 

construction

Stone clad

type

Office Building
 
 
   
Rounded corner bays, a feature of many early skyscrapers, enliven the silhouette of this commercial structure. Continuous vertical piers divide the building's long Dearborn Street facade into tall, narrow sections, while continuous horizontal spandrels serve to visually widen the narrow Van Buren Street facade. The structure is a critical component of a dramatic stretch of landmark structures along South Dearborn that also includes the Fisher and Manhattan buildings.

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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