Joliet in Will County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
[two plaques, on different corners of the building but close to each other:]
(plaque on front of building:)
Built in 1910, the Morris Building was one of the most prominent buildings in the area. The seven story Neo-Gothic structure, designed by Sullivan & Marshall Architects, features decorative cornices and moldings and intricate detailing along the arched exterior windows. The building is constructed of Indiana Bedford limestone.
(plaque on the left side of building:)
Sullivan & Marshall, Architects for F.W. Woodruff, President of First National Bank of Joliet, built this building and named it the F.W. Woodruff Building. It was sold to the Morris Shlenski family in 1924. In 1934, the building was renamed the Morris Building. The name remained unchanged until 1971 when it was renamed the Chicago-Jefferson Building by different owners. In 1979, native Jolietan, Joseph N. Giglietti, Realtor, purchased the building and completely rehabbed the building.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 56 N Chicago St, Joliet IL 60432, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Samuel Benedict Reed (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Illinois Sesquicentennial Time Capsule (within shouting distance of this marker); Will County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); First National Bank of Joliet (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rialto Square Theatre (about 400 feet away); Katherine Dunham: Pioneer in African Dance (about 400 feet away); Hickory Creek in the 1830's (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Joliet.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 27, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.