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

910 South Michigan

Built 1911

 

—Architect: Marshall and Fox —

 
910 South Michigan Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
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.
 
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 (about 400 feet away); Fairbanks Morse & Company Building (about 500 feet away); Ludington Building (about 600 feet away);
910 South Michigan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2011
2. 910 South Michigan Marker
The marker is on the pillar to left of the entrance.
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 . . .  Chicago Journal - Happy Birthday, 910 South Michigan Avenue. (Submitted on October 5, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 490 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 5, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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