Essential Architecture-  Chicago Northwest

Peoples Gas Irving Park Neighborhood Store

architect

George Grant Elmslie and Herman von Holst

location

4839 W. Irving Park Road

date

1926

style

Art Deco

construction

terracotta

type

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Superb design and detailing make this commercial building stand out among its neighbors, reflecting the creativity of its principal designer. A former assistant to famed Chicago architect Louis H. Sullivan, George Grant Elmslie designed several neighborhood buildings for the Peoples Gas Light and Coke Company to promote the newly developed technologies for gas home appliances.

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