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Rand Tower, Minneapolis, Minnesotafrom the Star Tribune
Detail from a 1928 skyscraper in Minneapolis which has just been sold, per this news item.
Details:

An Art Deco gem in downtown Minneapolis has an out-of-town buyer.
Felton Properties Inc. of Portland, Ore., plans to buy the 26-story Rand Tower, a sleek limestone office building in the heart of downtown, for an undisclosed sum. The deal is expected to close in a couple weeks.

Rand Tower, Minneapolis, Minnesota
from the Star Tribune

Detail from a 1928 skyscraper in Minneapolis which has just been sold, per this news item.

Details:

An Art Deco gem in downtown Minneapolis has an out-of-town buyer.

Felton Properties Inc. of Portland, Ore., plans to buy the 26-story Rand Tower, a sleek limestone office building in the heart of downtown, for an undisclosed sum. The deal is expected to close in a couple weeks.

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30 East Adams, Chicago, IllinoisPhoto by Stephanie Barto
Elevator light. Dang! 
From Flickr:

30 East Adams 
The original owner of this building was Potter Palmer, who had it constructed in the 1920’s. In 1938 the Bennett Brothers rented space in the building, and in 1968 they purchased it. Very interesting building…a mix of early art deco style with Mid-Century Modern. I think the lobby probably still looks very much the same as it did when the Bennett Brothers purchased it and opened their showroom there circa 1972…

30 East Adams, Chicago, Illinois
Photo by Stephanie Barto

Elevator light. Dang! 

From Flickr:

30 East Adams 

The original owner of this building was Potter Palmer, who had it constructed in the 1920’s. In 1938 the Bennett Brothers rented space in the building, and in 1968 they purchased it. Very interesting building…a mix of early art deco style with Mid-Century Modern. I think the lobby probably still looks very much the same as it did when the Bennett Brothers purchased it and opened their showroom there circa 1972…

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30 East Adams, Chicago, IllinoisPhoto by Stephanie Barto
I love this. A couple of interior photos coming up. -Wendy
From Flickr:

30 East Adams 
The original owner of this building was Potter Palmer, who had it constructed in the 1920’s. In 1938 the Bennett Brothers rented space in the building, and in 1968 they purchased it. Very interesting building…a mix of early art deco style with Mid-Century Modern. I think the lobby probably still looks very much the same as it did when the Bennett Brothers purchased it and opened their showroom there circa 1972…

30 East Adams, Chicago, Illinois
Photo by Stephanie Barto

I love this. A couple of interior photos coming up. -Wendy

From Flickr:

30 East Adams 

The original owner of this building was Potter Palmer, who had it constructed in the 1920’s. In 1938 the Bennett Brothers rented space in the building, and in 1968 they purchased it. Very interesting building…a mix of early art deco style with Mid-Century Modern. I think the lobby probably still looks very much the same as it did when the Bennett Brothers purchased it and opened their showroom there circa 1972…

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Details, Chicago Bee Building, Chicago, Illinois
Photo by Debbie

Close-ups of the richly detailed facade.

From Flickr:

Chicago Bee Building
Bronzeville
Address: 3647-55 S. State St.
Year Built: 1929-1931
Architect: Z. Erol Smith

The Chicago Bee newspaper was founded by noted African-American entrepreneur Anthony Overton. This Art Deco-style building was constructed as the headquarters for the Chicago Bee newspaper. Terra Cotta by the Northwestern Terra Cotta Company of Chicago.

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Chicago Bee Building, Chicago, IllinoisPhoto by Debbie
Very pretty Deco with a green color palette, representing a bit of African-American history in Chicago. (The building now serves as a branch of the Chicago Public Library, BTW.)
From Flickr:

Chicago Bee Building.BronzevilleAddress: 3647-55 S. State St.Year Built: 1929-1931Architect: Z. Erol Smith
The Chicago Bee newspaper was founded by noted African-American entrepreneur Anthony Overton. This Art Deco-style building was constructed as the headquarters for the Chicago Bee newspaper. Terra Cotta by the Northwestern Terra Cotta Company of Chicago.

Chicago Bee Building, Chicago, Illinois
Photo by Debbie

Very pretty Deco with a green color palette, representing a bit of African-American history in Chicago. (The building now serves as a branch of the Chicago Public Library, BTW.)

From Flickr:

Chicago Bee Building.
Bronzeville
Address: 3647-55 S. State St.
Year Built: 1929-1931
Architect: Z. Erol Smith

The Chicago Bee newspaper was founded by noted African-American entrepreneur Anthony Overton. This Art Deco-style building was constructed as the headquarters for the Chicago Bee newspaper. Terra Cotta by the Northwestern Terra Cotta Company of Chicago.

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Details, Medic Building, Chicago, Illinois
Photo by Debbie

External details from an endangered building.

From Flickr:

The Medic Building, on Preservation Chicago’s new list of most endangered buildings. “The Medic building, situated at the corner of Melrose and Ashland, is an extremely intact example of a Chicago building with art deco detailing. This intersection, in conjunction with Belmont and Ashland, was an important commercial hub when the building was constructed in 1929.” M.F. Strauch, architect.

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Medic Building, Chicago, IllinoisPhoto by Debbie
Endangered building with lots of detail, like large sunbursts. (Detail shot coming up.)
From Flickr:

The Medic Building, on Preservation Chicago’s new list of most endangered buildings. “The Medic building, situated at the corner of Melrose and Ashland, is an extremely intact example of a Chicago building with art deco detailing. This intersection, in conjunction with Belmont and Ashland, was an important commercial hub when the building was constructed in 1929.” M.F. Strauch, architect.

Medic Building, Chicago, Illinois
Photo by Debbie

Endangered building with lots of detail, like large sunbursts. (Detail shot coming up.)

From Flickr:

The Medic Building, on Preservation Chicago’s new list of most endangered buildings. “The Medic building, situated at the corner of Melrose and Ashland, is an extremely intact example of a Chicago building with art deco detailing. This intersection, in conjunction with Belmont and Ashland, was an important commercial hub when the building was constructed in 1929.” M.F. Strauch, architect.

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Belle Shore Apartments, Chicago, IllinoisPhoto by Debbie
Elegant exterior detail. 
From Flickr:

The eight-story Belle Shore Apartments is located at 1062 W. Bryn Mawr. Built in 1929 as an apartment hotel, it was designed by Nathaniel Koenigsberg and Leon Weisfeld, who were influenced by the Egyptian Art-Deco movement (King Tut’s tomb had been discovered only a few years before). It was named for developer Max Malter’s wife, Belle. It is decorated in green-and-cream terra cotta from the Northwest Terra Cotta Company and has many relief figures. The lobby has a mural with scenes from the Old Testament. The Belle Shore was originally intended as studio and one-bedroom accommodations for young, single working people and operated as a residential hotel—with full ammenities—for many years. Over the decades, the Belle Shore was the victim of neglect, and much wear-and-tear was evident. (Compass Rose Cultural Crossroads website)

Belle Shore Apartments, Chicago, Illinois
Photo by Debbie

Elegant exterior detail. 

From Flickr:

The eight-story Belle Shore Apartments is located at 1062 W. Bryn Mawr. Built in 1929 as an apartment hotel, it was designed by Nathaniel Koenigsberg and Leon Weisfeld, who were influenced by the Egyptian Art-Deco movement (King Tut’s tomb had been discovered only a few years before). It was named for developer Max Malter’s wife, Belle. It is decorated in green-and-cream terra cotta from the Northwest Terra Cotta Company and has many relief figures. The lobby has a mural with scenes from the Old Testament. The Belle Shore was originally intended as studio and one-bedroom accommodations for young, single working people and operated as a residential hotel—with full ammenities—for many years. Over the decades, the Belle Shore was the victim of neglect, and much wear-and-tear was evident. (Compass Rose Cultural Crossroads website)

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Belle Shore Apartments, Chicago, IllinoisPhoto by Anthony Alfaro
Bright and colorful terra cotta.
From Flickr:

Brilliant Bryn Mawr Sunburst 
Pure Art Deco-ness on the Belle Shore Apartment. This lovely 1929 Egyptian Art Deco apartment building was designed by architects Nathaniel Koenigsberg and Leon Weisfeld and currently is a key building on the Bryn Mawr Historic District.

Belle Shore Apartments, Chicago, Illinois
Photo by Anthony Alfaro

Bright and colorful terra cotta.

From Flickr:

Brilliant Bryn Mawr Sunburst 

Pure Art Deco-ness on the Belle Shore Apartment. This lovely 1929 Egyptian Art Deco apartment building was designed by architects Nathaniel Koenigsberg and Leon Weisfeld and currently is a key building on the Bryn Mawr Historic District.

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"Art Deco Hawaii" at The Honolulu Museum of Art

Report from Hawaii News Now (click link for video) on new exhibit on Art Deco Hawaii.

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