Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Former Speigel Headquarters Building

David M Laz posted
Speigel's warehouse on W. 35th st when it was Speigel's
(3D SatelliteStreetview)

Many refer to it as a warehouse because it is a loft style building. But it was Speigel's headquarters building built "so that different parts of the building could be reconfigured easily." The original two-story building was occupied in 1937 and expanded in 1942. "Spiegel had 11 buildings in the area, with 2.5 million square feet of space." It is "one of the few Art Moderne industrial buildings remaining in Chicago. (ChicagoArchitecture)

 This building was vacated in 1995. "Spiegel was one of the first — and largest — tenants of the original Central Manufacturing District and a neighbor to companies like Wrigley, Ford, Pullman Couch, Pacific Lumber and Westinghouse Electric." (DNAinfo2016)

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks bestowed the building — part of the mail order company's construction spree in the Central Manufacturing District — with landmark status in 2010. (DNAinfo2014)

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