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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
Inscription.

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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chicago Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 41° 56.341′ N, 87° 43.594′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in 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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Charles N. Loucks House

Florsheim Shoe Company Building image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 8, 2016
2. Florsheim Shoe Company Building
(approx. one mile 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); Joseph R. Scott (approx. 3.6 miles away); Graves Family Monument (approx. 3.6 miles away); Sauganash Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.6 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.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 154 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 28, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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