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Owings Building

Identification

Owings Building
Bedford Building
102675

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Structure in General

high-rise building
demolished [destroyed]
steel
neo-gothic

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • One of the most unique skyscrapers ever demolished in Chicago. The profile was like a fairy tale castle, with sharp gables on the two street sides flanking a steep turret at the corner with a witch's hat roof.
  • The first 3 floors were of rusticated stone, with an arched entrance on Dearborn under a sharply pointed Gothic frame.
  • The northern section of the Dirksen Federal Building currently occupies this site.
  • This was the first building in the Western Hemisphere to use Roman bricks - a type whose color and long, narrow shape match the bricks of ancient Rome.

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Location

203 South Dearborn Street
49 West Adams Street
203 South Dearborn Street
60604
Loop
Downtown
Chicago
Illinois
U.S.A.

Technical Data

160.00 ft
160.00 ft
160.00 ft
14
1890
1940

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