Essential Architecture-  Chicago South and West

American School of Correspondence

architect

Pond & Pond

location

850 E. 58th St.

date

1906-07

style

Arts and Crafts Movement 

construction

Brick

type

Education
 
   
Built as the headquarters of a large education-by-mail school, this building is remarkably original in design, while reflecting the dignity of traditional academic architecture. In composition and detailing, it is a masterpiece of early-20th century Arts & Crafts-style design. The architects, brothers Irving and Allen Pond, were known for their buildings' exceptional brickwork, asymmetrical massing, and distinctive decorative detail. Among Pond & Pond's other designs are the Northwestern University Settlement House and the Dining Hall at Jane Addams' Hull House--both Chicago Landmarks.

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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