Carson Pirie Scott and Company (Chicago, Il) : Corner cast-iron ornament above doors, close view, depicting upper portion of one bay

Creator:
Burnham, Daniel Hudson, 1846-1912
Holabird & Root, American architectural firm, renamed 1928
Sullivan, Louis H., 1856-1924
Published/Created:
1 South State StreetChicago, Illinois, United States
1898-1904
Date Depicted:
10/1/1995
1850 AD - 1899 AD
1900 AD - 1949 AD
Materials:
cast-iron
glazed terra cotta
Notes:
Built in 1899 for the retail firm Schlesinger & Meyer, and expanded and sold to Carson Pirie Scott in 1904.Addition by Burnham in 1905, later addition by Holabird and Root, 1960; both additions follow Sullivan's original plan. "For the remainder of the 1890s Sullivan concentrated on producing a series of brilliant 'skyscraper' designs. Of the nineteen such designs conceived between 1890 and 1901, nine were executed. The Carson Pirie Scott Store (1898-1904) in Chicago is the most minimal, with the broad grid of its steel structure frankly exposed." To this Sullivan added Art Nouveau ornamentation based on plant forms. The Carson Pirie Scott Store was his last large urban structure. [The store closed February 21, 2007.]
Variant Titles:
Schlesinger & Meyer Building
Topics:
Architecture -- United States -- 19th century -- (YVRC)
Architecture -- United States -- 20th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Art Nouveau
Chicago School
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
1A1-SL-CP-H3
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
commercial buildings: department stores (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
architectural exteriors; business, commerce and trade; plants construction buildings; commercial buildings; stores; department stores; buildings; multistory buildings; high-rise buildings; skyscrapers
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Base Collection
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
10/1/1995
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4152
OID:
10092033
PID:
digcoll:1843798