Saturday, February 14, 2009

Marshall Field & Company 1892 ----------------------

This cast iron newell post is located on the first floor of Marshall Field & Company near the corner of Wabash and Washington. It is in the old Renaissance-style"South Building" designed by Charles Atwood while employed at the architectural firm of D.H. Burnham in 1892. Atwood stayed with Burnham until 1895. Peirce Anderson, also working with Burnham, later redefined the project and completed the designs over a twelve year period creating a Chicago icon that has outlasted the company who commissioned him.

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