Chicago in Cook County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Platt Luggage Building
Formerly the Ginn & Company Publishers Building
—Howard Van Doren Shaw, architect —
The entire facade was mapped and cataloged during dismantlement, with ever brick and stone marked for removal and replacement. After the entire facade was dismantled and repaired, the stone and brick walls were reinstalled and attached to a structural steel support system. The original brick and stone components were rebuilt to match the original historical Platt Luggage facade. The facade stands as an example of masonry construction excellence of the past as well as the present.
Erected 2004 by Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority.
Location. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2203 South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Chicago IL 60616, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. American Book Company Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Wheeler–Kohn House (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle of Fort Dearborn (approx. 0.3 miles away); Henry B. Clarke House (approx. 0.3 miles away); John J. Glessner House (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Nine Dragon Wall in Chicago’s Chinatown (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Blues Trail: Mississippi to Chicago (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Chicago.
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