Monday, November 7, 2011
Lincoln Park [Reebie Storage Warehouse]
Address: 2325-33 N.Clark St.
Year Built: 1921 - 1922
Architect: George S. Kingsley
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: September 1, 1999..
Reebie Storage Warehouse
George Kinsley, architect
Noted for its highly accurate use of ancient Egyptian imagery and hieroglyphics, this building represents one of the nation's best examples of pure academic-style Egyptian Revival commercial architecture. It was built by a storage and moving company founded by John and William Reebie, who are represented by the twin statues of Pharaoh Ramses II. The terra cotta ornament was crafted by sculptor Fritz Albert.
Designated on Sep 1, 1999.
Richard M. Daley, Mayor
Commission on Chicago Landmarks..
Below are some of the details of the thecolorful, terra cotta ornament on the exterior. It was crafted by sculptor Fritz Albert.
I am not sure if anyone can enter into the lobby. I certainly did not go inside the building. However, The Chicago Landmarks website informs..
The interior lobby includes art glass windows, decorative metalwork, lotus-leaf column capitals, and plaster reliefs depicting ancient Egyptians moving grain on barges..