Essential Architecture-  Chicago South and West

Schoenhofen Brewery

architect

Administration Building, Adolph Cudell; Powerhouse, Schmidt, Garden & Martin

location

18th Street and Canalport Ave.

date

1886, Administration Building; 1902, Powerhouse

style

Administration Building Victorian Free Classical  Powerhouse  Prairie School

construction

Brick

type

Factory
 
 
   
Built for a prominent German-American brewer, these two remaining buildings illustrate the dramatic shift in architectural taste that occurred at the turn of the century. The brewery's administration building, constructed in 1886, is a good illustration of the ornate designs of the late-Victorian era. The powerhouse, which was constructed in 1902 in a Prairie School-style, is less picturesque, relying instead on the bold organization of its facades and ornamental brickwork for its visual impact.

links

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