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Names
Hedrich-Blessing (Firm) (Creator)
Collection

Photographic views of the United States

Illinois

Dates / Origin
Copyright Date: 1938
Library locations
Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy
Topics
United States
Chicago (Ill.)
Illinois
Department stores
Notes
Content : Printed on verso: "Windowless department store in State Street, Chicago. Except for display windows the facade is of glass brick construction."

Content: Printed on mounting: "That tomorrow's type of building is already here is strikingly depicted by this unusual night veiw of the retail world's first important windowless (except for display windows) structure. Located in Chicago's famed Loop district, it is significant that this eye-arresting edifice is on the world's most famous merchandising thoroughfare, State Street. Representing a form of luminous architecture, it shows the trend to 'build with light.' Thus, though the application of insulux glass block for its wall areas, the structure has its inteior flooded with diffused daylight, and at night -- well, the picture speaks for itself. Architectural credit goes to Alfred S. Alschuler, Inc. Glass blocks are manufactured by Owens- Illinois Glass Company."
Physical Description
Extent: Photograph : b ; 25.2 x 19.6 cm
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
UUID: cffa69d0-c5cf-012f-3281-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1938: Copyright date
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy, The New York Public Library. "Benson & Rixon Company building" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-06b9-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy, The New York Public Library. "Benson & Rixon Company building" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 4, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-06b9-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy, The New York Public Library. Benson & Rixon Company building Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-06b9-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

<ref name=NYPL>{{cite web | url=http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-06b9-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99 | title= (still image) Benson & Rixon Company building }} |author=Digital Collections, The New York Public Library |accessdate=September 4, 2015 |publisher=The New York Public Library, Astor, Lennox, and Tilden Foundation}}</ref>

Benson & Rixon Company building