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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Pirie Scott Peacock

Peacock and Gryphon on Pirie Scott Building, Chicago Chicago ~ April 23, 2005

I love the animal art on this building in downtown Chicago. If the plaque I photographed a few minutes later is attached the same building as is adorned by the peacock and gryphons, the information is this:

Chicago Landmark

Carson Pirie Scott & Company Building
Louis H. Sullivan, architect
1899, 1903-1904
1906 addition by D.H. Burnham & Co.

The Carson Pirie Scott store ranks as one of the most important structures in early modern architecture. An example of 19th century modular construction, it also clearly expresses the period's philosophy about an ornamental architecture.

Designated a Chicago Landmark on November 5, 1970,
by the City of Council of Chicago,
Richard J. Daley, Mayor

Commission on Chicago Historical and Architectural Landmarks

This blog is sponsored by Tapir and Friends Animal Store.

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