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Chicago in Cook County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

910 South Michigan

Built 1911

 

— Architect: Marshall and Fox —

 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2011
1. 910 South Michigan Marker
Inscription.  The Karpen Furniture Company commissioned Marshal and Fox to design a 12-story showroom and company office. The building’s simple ornament contrasted with the exuberant facades of Marshall and Fox’s other work, including the Blackstone and Drake Hotels, and the South Shore Country Club.

Date of Addition: 1927
Architect: Graham, Anderson, Probst & White

The Standard Oil Company took over the building and added seven stories.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 41° 52.214′ N, 87° 37.465′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is at the intersection of South Michigan Avenue and East 9th Street, on the right when traveling south on South Michigan Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 910 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL 60605, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Crane Company Building (within shouting distance of this marker); John A. Logan (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Aaron Montgomery Ward Gardens
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2011
2. 910 South Michigan Marker
The marker is on the pillar to left of the entrance.
(about 400 feet away); Fairbanks Morse & Company Building (about 500 feet away); Ludington Building (about 600 feet away); Central Station Fragments (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hotel Somerset (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Blues Trail: Mississippi to Chicago (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
 
Also see . . .  Standard Oil of Indiana Headquarters. South Loop Historical Society entry, 2015. (Submitted on November 6, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
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By Zillow, Unknown
3. 910 South Michigan
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 5, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 626 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 5, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   3. submitted on November 6, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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