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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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Last stop: Art deco elevator grounded : Beaver Dam Daily Citizen

I love old elevators, so this story of a Deco elevator in Wisconsin caught my eye. -Wendy

After 77 years of ups and downs, the elevator at the Dodge County Administration Building — once known as the Dodge County Courthouse — fell short of expectations and stopped short of the ground floor a few weeks ago, convincing county officials the time for replacement had arrived.

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Broadway Subway Station, Camden, New Jersey
from the Library of Congress

Three last photos, these from the platform.

From the LoC:

Broadway Subway Station, 30-32 & 33-37 South Broadway, Camden, Camden County, NJ

Significance: The subway station building are significant for their historic role in a regional transportation network which extended to Philadelphia and the New Jersey shore. The buildings are also the only extant above-ground, pre-1940 subway stations in New Jersey. Interior walls of both stations are covered with multi-colored Art Deco ceramic tiles.

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Elevator Door, Apex Building, Washington, DCfrom Library of Congress
Interior elevator door. 
From LoC:
Constitution Avenue, N.W. in Washington, D.C. The triangular Apex Building was completed in 1938. As Secretary of the Treasury, Mellon constructed the $125 million building.
Images show exterior and interior views of the art deco Apex Building, the Federal Trade Commission headquarters in Washington, D.C . Details include the atrium, doorways, metal grille work and stairways. The images also include sculptures by Chaim Gross, Michael Lantz, Laurent, Concetta Scaravaglione, and Carl L. Schmitz.

Elevator Door, Apex Building, Washington, DC
from Library of Congress

Interior elevator door. 

From LoC:

Constitution Avenue, N.W. in Washington, D.C. The triangular Apex Building was completed in 1938. As Secretary of the Treasury, Mellon constructed the $125 million building.

Images show exterior and interior views of the art deco Apex Building, the Federal Trade Commission headquarters in Washington, D.C . Details include the atrium, doorways, metal grille work and stairways. The images also include sculptures by Chaim Gross, Michael Lantz, Laurent, Concetta Scaravaglione, and Carl L. Schmitz.

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