The Conway Building: estate of Marshall Field. Clark and Washington Streets, Chicago [Prospectus]. D. H. Burnham, Chicago Co.
The Conway Building: estate of Marshall Field. Clark and Washington Streets, Chicago [Prospectus]
The Conway Building: estate of Marshall Field. Clark and Washington Streets, Chicago [Prospectus]

The Conway Building: estate of Marshall Field. Clark and Washington Streets, Chicago [Prospectus]

D. H. Burnham & Co., Architects. [1920s per OCLC, but actually circa 1912/1913]. Color frontispiece, 1 b/w plate, and 25 floor plans. [32] pp. Decorated gray covers of heavy, linen-finish gray paper with yapp edges.saddle-stitched with cord. 29.9 x 22.3 cm (page size). The cover and color frontispiece show the exterior of the building, while the other plate is a photograph or the lobby. This booklet obviously was intended as a prospectus for possible tenants of the Conway Building, 111 West Washington Street. (It was known as The Chicago Title & Trust building from the late 1940s on.) The building was designed exclusively as "an office and shop building [and] is located at the southwest corner of Washington and Clark Streets, just opposite the Cook County Court House and City Hall… the civic center of the city." The height was almost square in plan (197 x 187 feet) and 21 stories high. A rotunda on the first floor was 32 feet high with a skylight and an open court above that provided natural light to all the interior offices. The text covers "Location," "Occupancy," Rotunda and Corridors," "Special Features," "Type of Construction," "Equipment," "Elevators" [16 passenger and 1 freight], "Mail Chutes," Service," "Time of Completion" [about October 1, 1913, and about March 15, 1915], and "Shop and Office Space." OCLC locates only two records, one at the Art Institute of Chicago. Horizontal crease at the upper hole of the cord binding; minor wear and creasing of yapp edges; otherwise, very good, with no foxing or marking. **Free domestic or international shipping with direct order. Item #61561

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