Chicago Historical Landmark: Spiegel Building – Before the Renovation

The Spiegel Administration Building emphasized that Spiegel was a modern company with a modern aesthetic. The building’s exterior, with clean, sharp lines formed by bands of steel windows and vertical columns of glass block, epitomized the Art Moderne architectural style. At the peak of Spiegel’s success in the 1950s, the company occupied eleven buildings in the Central Manufacturing District, making it the largest single tenant in the district.

SPIEGEL ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
1038 West 35th Street
Built: 1936 (Original Two-Story Building)
1941-42 (Additional Four Floors)

Architects/ Engineers: Battey & Kipp (1936) A. Epstein (1941-42)

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