Sullivan Center, Chicago
The Sullivan Center, formerly known as the Carson, Pirie, Scott and Company Building or Carson, Pirie, Scott and Company Store, is a commercial building at 1 South State Street at the corner of East Madison Street in Chicago, Illinois. It was designed by Louis Sullivan for the retail firm Schlesinger & Mayer in 1899, and expanded by him and subsequently sold to H.G. Selfridge & Co. in 1904. That firm occupied the structure for only a matter of weeks before it sold the building (the land under it was owned at the time by Marshall Field) to Otto Young, who then leased it to Carson Pirie Scott for $7,000 per month. Subsequent additions were completed by Daniel Burnham in 1906 and Holabird & Root in 1961.Add Sullivan Center and other attractions to your Chicago trip itinerary using our Chicago trip planner .
The building has been used for retail purposes since 1899, and has been a Chicago Landmark since 1975. It is part of the Loop Retail Historic District.
The Sullivan Center was initially developed because of the Chicago Great Fire of 1871. In 1872, the partnership of Leopold Schlesinger and David Mayer began after their immigration from Bavaria. In 1881 Schlesinger and Mayer had moved their dry-goods store into the Bowen Building that was on the corner of State and Madison. In 1890, Schlesinger and Mayer hired Adler and Sullivan to prepare plans for the removal of the Bowen Building’s attic story and the addition of two stories across the Bowen Building and the adjacent four-story structure to the south. The facades were added to match the bottom stories of the building and the building was painted white.
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Retail building in use since the end of XIX century. Mostly occupied for more than a century by Scott Pierson but lately by Target. It is a Chicago Landmark since 1975. more »
Quase nenhum turista entra nesse prédio maravilhoso, um oásis de tranquilidade em meio ao agito do Millenium Park e da Michigan. O lugar abriga algumas exposições legais, sobretudo aquelas voltadas pa... more »Almost no tourist enters this wonderful building, an oasis of calm amid the excitement of Millennium Park and Michigan. The place houses some cool exhibits, especially those focused on the history of the city. But what counts is the beautiful building. It is worth climbing the five floors to see the Hall and the skylight.
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