After taking pictures of the bridge, when I came back to the car I noticed that this building itself was rather old because of the star-rod bracing of the brick structure.
|Except from above photo
There were little stars along the roof line and big star plates along the wall lines. In fact, it looks like they replaced the wall bracing as part of the building rehab.
Once again, I use Bing as a "time machine." Below is a picture of the building before they rehabbed it.
|Bird's Eye View
|Jessica Lynn posted
Burhop paper co. on Goose Island!!
Corey Benson II: I worked for a while across the street at the Mercedes-Benz service center. The workers and contractors are doing an excellent job conserving the building and brickwork, but the top floors were in such bad shape that they had to be removed, according to the guys working on it.As usual, the Google satellite image is not as old. It shows that they have removed the power plant but still have not built the parking lot.
With Jessica's information of "Burhop Paper," I had what I needed to search the internet for more information. Fortunately, this is not a case of another manufacturer moving to Mexico. They moved to a more modern facility in a neighborhood that is not being taken over by the yuppies. Their web site has three more pictures of the old plant. But they scroll too fast to study. :-(
I learned from genealogy that the company was founded in 1897.
ChicagoType and CeliaHerCity have more pictures of the building before its remodeling.