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Fairbanks Morse & Company Building

 
 
Fairbanks Morse & Company Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 15, 2016
1. Fairbanks Morse & Company Building Marker
Inscription.
Fairbanks Morse & Company
Building
Has been placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

By the United States
Department of Interior
Built 1906

 
Location. 41° 52.222′ N, 87° 37.565′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Wabash Avenue and 9th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 South Wabash 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 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 910 South Michigan (about 500 feet away); Ludington Building (about 500 feet away); John A. Logan (about 700 feet away); Aaron Montgomery Ward Gardens (about 800 feet away); Hotel Somerset (approx. 0.2 miles away); Blackstone Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Central Station Fragments (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
 
Regarding Fairbanks Morse & Company Building. “The Burnham Park building was originally home to Fairbanks, Morse and Company, which began as a manufacturer of scales and later became an industrial defense builder of diesel engines.
Fairbanks Morse & Company Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 15, 2016
2. Fairbanks Morse & Company Building Marker
Fairfax Lofts hosts 36 loft units in the Fairfax Morse Building at 900 S. Wabash.
The structure was designed and built in 1906 and is one of the last standing examples of the work of architect Christian Eckstrom.” — Fairbanks Lofts Added To Register, Chicago Tribune, February 12, 1989
 
Also see . . .
1. Fairbanks Morse & Company Building. (PDF) National Register of Historic Places Registration Form, 1988. (Submitted on November 22, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

2. Fairbanks, Morse and Company Building,. 38 E 9th St. Chicago, Illinois, Clio. (Submitted on November 22, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features
 
Fairbanks Morse & Company Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 15, 2016
3. Fairbanks Morse & Company Building Marker
Fairbanks Morse & Company Building image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 15, 2016
4. Fairbanks Morse & Company Building
“Ornamental cast iron trim delineates the showroom and second-floor office area.” — National Register Form
Fairbanks Morse & Company Building image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 15, 2016
5. Fairbanks Morse & Company Building
This 7 story building was designed by architect Christian Eckstrom and built in 1906.
Fairbanks Morse & Company Building image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 15, 2016
6. Fairbanks Morse & Company Building
“The structure is timber framed, sheathed in a warm red face brick on the north and east primary facades. Common brick sheaths the south and west secondary facades.” — National Register Form.
Cast Iron Ornament image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 15, 2016
7. Cast Iron Ornament
Chicago Shakedown 50<br>Soldier Field July 3-4-5, 2015 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 15, 2016
8. Chicago Shakedown 50
Soldier Field July 3-4-5, 2015
In the window of the Fairfax Morse & Co. Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 22, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   3. submitted on November 25, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 22, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   8. submitted on November 25, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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