Essential Architecture-  Chicago Northeast

Kaufmann Store and Flats

architect

Adler & Sullivan

location

2312-14 N. Lincoln Ave.

date

South half 1883, north half, 1887

style

Edwardian

construction

banded Brick

type

Apartment Building
 
 
   
   
This is one of the oldest surviving buildings designed by Adler & Sullivan, an architectural partnership that helped to transform modern architecture. The building perfectly illustrates the innovative qualities of design and ornamentation that became the basis for further artistic development in such renown structures as the Auditorium Building and the Carson Pirie Scott department store. Especially notable is the degree to which the distinguishing features of the Kaufmann building survive, especially its storefront detailing.

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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