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[Benson & Rixon Company building]

Image ID: 1629691

[Benson & Rixon Company building]

Image Details

Image Title

:  [Benson & Rixon Company building]

Creator

: Hedrich-Blessing (Firm) -- Creator

Specific Material Type

: photographs

Item Physical Description

: Photograph : b&w ; 25.2 x 19.6 cm

Notes

: Printed on verso: "Windowless department store in State Street, Chicago. Except for display windows the facade is of glass brick construction." Note 2.) Printed on mounting: "That tomorrow's type of building is already here is strikingly depicted by this unusual night veiw of the retail world's first important windowless (except for display windows) structure. Located in Chicago's famed Loop district, it is significant that this eye-arresting edifice is on the world's most famous merchandising thoroughfare, State Street. Representing a form of luminous architecture, it shows the trend to 'bu ....
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Source

: Photographic views of the United States / Illinois

Source Description

: 1329 photographs : b&w, dimensions

Location

: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building / Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy

Digital ID

: 1629691

Record ID

: 1752393

Digital Item Published

: 4-30-2008; updated 3-25-2011

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