Essential Architecture-  Chicago Northeast

Reebie Storage Warehouse

architect

George Kingsley, with Fritz Albert

location

2325-33 N.Clark St.

date

1921-22

style

pure academic-style Egyptian Revival

construction

masonry

type

Warehouse
 
 
   
Noted for its highly accurate use of ancient Egyptian imagery and hieroglyphics, this building represents one of the nation's best examples of pure academic-style Egyptian Revival commercial architecture. It was built by a storage and moving company founded by John and William Reebie, who are represented by the twin statues of Pharaoh Ramses II flanking the main entrance. The colorful, terra cotta ornament on the exterior was crafted by sculptor Fritz Albert. The interior lobby includes art glass windows, decorative metalwork, lotus-leaf column capitals, and plaster reliefs depicting ancient Egyptians moving grain on barges.

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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