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21 September 2009

1951 – 860-880 Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Mies van der Rohe Deceptively simple in appearance, these twin apartment towers set the standard by which all subsequent glass-and-steel highrises are judged. Few, if any, have come even close to these...

21 September 2009

1929 – Palmolive Building, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Holabird & Root Built for one of the world’s leading soap manufacturers, this office building (“a monument to cleanliness”) was the first commercial skyscraper built far from the Loop – at the...

21 September 2009

1929 – Hotel Intercontinental, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Walter W. Ahlschlager Was originally built in 1929 as the Medinah Athletic Club, a luxury men’s club for members of the Shrine organization. Unfortunately, in 1934 the club had been a victim...

20 September 2009

Sedding, John Dando (1838-91)

A noted Victorian church architect, working on new buildings and repair work, with an interest in a “╦ťcrafted Gothic’ style. He was an influential figure in the Arts and Crafts movement, many of...

20 September 2009

1880 – Church at Salcombe, Devon

Architect: John D. Sedding Birds eye perspective view & ground plan published in The Building News, July 23rd 1880. “The nave of Salcombe Church, Devon, was built thirty years since. It is now...

20 September 2009

1880 – Woodhouse, Devon

Architect: Ernest George & Peto Perspective view & ground plan published in The Building News, July 2nd 1880. Designed for Sir George Baker.”Woodhouse, for Sir George Baker, Bart., is now building at Uplume,...

20 September 2009

1880 – New Offices & Warehouses, Leeds, Yorkshire

Architect: Maurice B. Adams Perspective view published in The Building News, May 28th 1880. Built for Messrs.Wilcock & Company. Burmantofts Pottery was the common trading name of a manufacturer of ceramic pipes and...

20 September 2009

1880 – New Church of All Saints, Fulham, London

Architect: Arthur W. Blomfield Perspective View including ground plan published in The Building News, September 2nd 1881. “The parish church of Fulham, dedicated to All Saints, had been so often added to and...

20 September 2009

Seddon, John P. (1827-1906)

English Gothic Revival architect who trained with T. L. Donaldson. He was in partnership with John Prichard (1817-86) from 1852 to 1869, and with John Coates Carter (1859-1927) from 1884 to 1894. With...


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