Photo, Print, Drawing Reliance Building, 32 North State Street, Chicago, Cook County, IL

[ Photos from Survey HABS IL-1029  ]

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About this Item

Title
Reliance Building, 32 North State Street, Chicago, Cook County, IL
Contributor Names
Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Burnham & Root
Atwood, Charles B
Homolka, Larry J, historian
Overby, Osmund R, historian
Robinson, Cervin, photographer
Borchers, Perry E, photographer
Rudd, J William, project manager
Homolka, Larry J, project assistant
Burk, Gary, field team
Gregersen, Charles, field team
Popko, Edward, field team
Ross, Thomas K, delineator
Reed, Earl H, sponsor
Harder, Dellas H, researcher
McDonald, Alan R, researcher
DeSilets, Robert L, researcher
Clouten, Neville H, delineator
Whitaker, Marvin L, delineator
Created / Published
Documentation compiled after 1933
Subject Headings
-  offices
-  stores & shops
-  Chicago School architectural elements
-  "Mission 66" program
-  Illinois -- Cook County -- Chicago
Notes
-  Significance: An important example of the early Chicago School, it anticipates future developments in skyscraper design. Terra cotta was employed for exterior surfacing for the first time in this building. The Commission on Chicago Architectural Landmarks has cited it: "In recognition of the early and complete expression, through slender piers, small spandrels, and the skillfully restrained use of terra cotta with large areas of glass, of the structural cage of steel that alone supports such buildings."
-  Survey number: HABS IL-1029
-  Building/structure dates: ca. 1894 Initial Construction
-  National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 70000237
Medium
Photo(s): 6
Measured Drawing(s): 4
Data Page(s): 13
Photo Caption Page(s): 1
Call Number/Physical Location
HABS ILL,16-CHIG,30-
Source Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Control Number
il0041
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html
Language
English
Online Format
image
pdf
Description
Photo(s): 6 | Measured Drawing(s): 4 | Data Page(s): 13 | Photo Caption Page(s): 1

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Chicago citation style:

Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, Burnham & Root, Charles B Atwood, Larry J Homolka, Osmund R Overby, J William Rudd, Larry J Homolka, et al., Robinson, Cervin, and Perry E Borchers, photographer. Reliance Building, 32 North State Street, Chicago, Cook County, IL. Chicago Cook County Illinois, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/il0041/.

APA citation style:

Historic American Buildings Survey, C., Burnham & Root, Atwood, C. B., Homolka, L. J., Overby, O. R., Rudd, J. W. [...] Whitaker, M. L., Robinson, C. & Borchers, P. E., photographer. (1933) Reliance Building, 32 North State Street, Chicago, Cook County, IL. Chicago Cook County Illinois, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/il0041/.

MLA citation style:

Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, et al., photographers by Robinson, Cervin, and Perry E Borchers. Reliance Building, 32 North State Street, Chicago, Cook County, IL. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/il0041/>.