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Brooks Building

Chicago Landmark

 
 
Brooks Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 15, 2019
1. Brooks Building Marker
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Inscription.  Holabird & Roche, architect
1909- 10
An excellent example of the Chicago School, an architectural style of international importance that developed between the 1880s and the early 1900s. This building was commissioned by Boston developers Peter and Shepard Brooks, who built many of Chicago’s most innovative structures. It is noted for its finely detailed terra cotta ornament, large windows, and minimal wall surfaces—all traits that epitomize the early steel-framed skyscraper.
 
Erected 1997 by Commission on Chicago Landmarks Richard M. Daley, Mayor.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture.
 
Location. 41° 52.683′ N, 87° 38.105′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 66 and South Franklin Street, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 66. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 233 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago IL 60606, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Continental and Commercial Bank Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Standard Time System in the United States
Brooks Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 15, 2019
2. Brooks Building Marker
full view of marker from sidewalk
(approx. 0.2 miles away); The Chicago Board of Trade's Statues (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rookery Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Jewish House of Worship (approx. ¼ mile away); Dearborn Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); Washington Block (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Morton Building / Hotel Blake (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
 
Brooks Building image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 15, 2019
3. Brooks Building
marker as seen from across the street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 110 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 26, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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