Monday, April 6, 2009

S Dearborn Street [Fisher Building - II , Sculptural Ornamentation]

Fisher Building..
Address: 343 S. Dearborn St.
Year Built: 1896
North addition: 1907
Architect: Burnham & Co.
North addition: Peter Weber,
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: June 7, 1978..
For more on Fisher Building.. click here..

The building was built for paper magnate Lucius G. Fisher.. As a visual pun on the name of the original owner "Fisher", various carvings of aquatic creatures like fish and crabs can be found at the base of the building. In addition, there are eagles, dragons and other mythical creatures depicted on the upper stories..

For more on Fisher Building.. click here..

S. Dearborn Street has a number of designated Landmark buildings..
Monadnock Bldg., Fisher Bldg., Old Colony Bldg., and Manhattan Bldg.. For more on thse check the related links..
# S. Dearborn Street..
# Monadonock Block..
# Fisher Building..
# Old Colony Building...
# Manhattan Building.
Also nearby..
# Printing House Row District..
# Harold Washington Library..

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