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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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Carbon and Carbide Building, Chicago, IllinoisPhoto by Terrence Faircloth
The amazing C&C Building.
From Flickr:

The tower of the art deco Carbide and Carbon Building seen from the north. The building now houses the Hard Rock Hotel on North Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois.

From Wikipedia:

The Carbide & Carbon Building is a Chicago landmark located at 230 N. Michigan Avenue. The building, which was built in 1929, is an example of Art Deco architecture designed by Daniel and Hubert Burnham, sons of architect Daniel Burnham, and was designated a Chicago Landmark on May 9, 1996. Originally built as a high-rise office tower, the Carbide & Carbon Building was converted in 2004 to the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago. The building has 37 floors and is 503 feet (153 m) tall.

Carbon and Carbide Building, Chicago, Illinois
Photo by Terrence Faircloth

The amazing C&C Building.

From Flickr:

The tower of the art deco Carbide and Carbon Building seen from the north. The building now houses the Hard Rock Hotel on North Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois.

From Wikipedia:

The Carbide & Carbon Building is a Chicago landmark located at 230 N. Michigan Avenue. The building, which was built in 1929, is an example of Art Deco architecture designed by Daniel and Hubert Burnham, sons of architect Daniel Burnham, and was designated a Chicago Landmark on May 9, 1996. Originally built as a high-rise office tower, the Carbide & Carbon Building was converted in 2004 to the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago. The building has 37 floors and is 503 feet (153 m) tall.

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S… Seattle
Seattle Tower, Seattle, WashingtonIllustration by Gerard Michel
I was looking for a photo for Seattle and instead found this wonderful illustration. Wow! And look at all this artist’s other architectural work!
Info on Seattle Tower from Wikipedia:

The Seattle Tower, originally known as the Northern Life Tower, is a 27-story skyscraper in downtown Seattle, Washington. The building is located on 1218 Third Avenue and is known as Seattle’s first art-deco tower. Its distinctive, ziggurat exterior is clad in 33 shades of brick designed to effect a gradient which lightens from the bottom to the top of the building. This is said to have been inspired by local rock formations.

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Seattle Tower, Seattle, Washington
Illustration by Gerard Michel

I was looking for a photo for Seattle and instead found this wonderful illustration. Wow! And look at all this artist’s other architectural work!

Info on Seattle Tower from Wikipedia:

The Seattle Tower, originally known as the Northern Life Tower, is a 27-story skyscraper in downtown Seattle, Washington. The building is located on 1218 Third Avenue and is known as Seattle’s first art-deco tower. Its distinctive, ziggurat exterior is clad in 33 shades of brick designed to effect a gradient which lightens from the bottom to the top of the building. This is said to have been inspired by local rock formations.

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R… Rochester
Times Square Building, Rochester, New YorkPhoto by J-Fish
Some buildings have more distinctive roof lines than others… 
From Flickr:

The “Wings of Progress” are one of the most distinctive features of the Rochester Skyline. Each aluminum wing weighs 12,000 pounds and stand 42 feet tall atop the Times Square Building, whose corner stone was laid October 29th, 1929 (the day of the great stock market crash).

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Times Square Building, Rochester, New York
Photo by J-Fish

Some buildings have more distinctive roof lines than others… 

From Flickr:

The “Wings of Progress” are one of the most distinctive features of the Rochester Skyline. Each aluminum wing weighs 12,000 pounds and stand 42 feet tall atop the Times Square Building, whose corner stone was laid October 29th, 1929 (the day of the great stock market crash).

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