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Florsheim Shoe Company Building

Alfred S. Alschuler, architect • 1924-26

 

— Chicago Landmark —

 
Florsheim Shoe Company Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 8, 2016
1. Florsheim Shoe Company Building Marker
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This building is a significant early 20th-century industrial building built for one of Chicago's best-known manufacturers. Founded and headquartered in the city for many years, the Florsheim Shoe Company was one of the nation's leading shoe manufacturers during the 20th century. The building also exemplifies the importance of early 20th-century American industrial buildings in the development of modern architecture. It is the work of Alfred Alschuler, a noteworthy Chicago architect who designed a number of other buildings, including the London Guarantee Building and K.A.M. Isaiah Israel Synagogue.

Designed on March 29, 2006
Richard M. Daley, Mayor
 
Erected 2006 by Commission on Chicago Landmarks.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceLandmarks. In addition, it is included in the Illinois, Chicago Landmarks Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 29, 2006.
 
Location. 41° 56.341′ N, 87° 43.594′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in

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By William Fischer, Jr., April 8, 2016
2. Florsheim Shoe Company Building
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Cook County. Marker is at the intersection of Belmont Avenue and Pulaski Road, on the left when traveling west on Belmont Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3963 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago IL 60618, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Charles N. Loucks House (approx. one mile away); The Boulevard System (approx. 1.2 miles away); Logan Square • Palmer Square (approx. 1.2 miles away); Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church (approx. 2.7 miles away); (Former) Marshfield Trust and Savings Bank (approx. 2.9 miles away); Lake View High School (approx. 3.2 miles away); Former Site of the “Zum Deutschen Eck” Restaurant (approx. 3.2 miles away); Old Treaty Elm (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
 
Also see . . .
1. Florsheim Shoe Company Building Landmark. (Submitted on April 28, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Florsheim Company History. (Submitted on April 28, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Florsheim Shoe Company Building. (Submitted on April 28, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Florsheim Shoe Company. (Submitted on April 28, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Florsheim Shoe Company Building Frontispiece image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 8, 2016
3. Florsheim Shoe Company Building Frontispiece
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 28, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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