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Carbide and Carbon Building

Burnham Brothers Inc., architect

 

—1929 —

 
Carbide and Carbon Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 18, 2008
1. Carbide and Carbon Building Marker
Inscription. Chicago Landmark

According to popular legend, the architects chose this building’s dark green and gold colors based on a gold-foiled champagne bottle seen at an office holiday party. Whether true of not, the building is one of the most-distinctive features on the Chicago skyline. The lobby also is a classic of Art Deco design, with exceptionally fine bronzework and black marble. The building was designed by Daniel and Herbert Burnham, sons of the legendary architect and city planner Daniel H. Burnham.

Designated on May 9, 1996
Richard M. Daley, Mayor
Commission of Chicago Landmarks
 
Erected 1996 by Commission on Chicago Landmarks.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chicago Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 41° 53.207′ N, 87° 37.486′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is at the intersection of East Wacker Place and North Michigan Avenue, on the right when traveling east on East Wacker Place. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 230 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL 60601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 333 North Michigan Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Carbide and Carbon Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 4, 2012
2. Carbide and Carbon Building Marker
Old Fort Dearborn (about 500 feet away); Site of Fort Dearborn (about 600 feet away); Fort Dearborn (about 600 feet away); Chicago River (about 600 feet away); Rene Robert Cavalier Sieur de La Salle (about 600 feet away); Regeneration (about 600 feet away); Louis Jolliet & Père Jacques Marquette (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chicago.
 
Also see . . .
1. Carbide and Carbon Building - A Chicago Sojourn. (Submitted on January 17, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Carbide and Carbon Building - Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 17, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Carbide and Carbon Building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 18, 2008
3. Carbide and Carbon Building
Carbide and Carbon Building Lobby Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 18, 2008
4. Carbide and Carbon Building Lobby Entrance
Carbide and Carbon Building Elevators image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 18, 2008
5. Carbide and Carbon Building Elevators
Lighting in the Lobby of the Carbide and Carbon Building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 18, 2008
6. Lighting in the Lobby of the Carbide and Carbon Building
Carbide and Carbon Building image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 4, 2012
7. Carbide and Carbon Building
Carbide and Carbon Building image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 4, 2012
8. Carbide and Carbon Building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 774 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   2. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   7, 8. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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