George C. Nimmons
George Croll Nimmons was a well known Chicago architect in the early 20th Century. Nimmons was best known for his commercial work, which was primarily for Sears, Roebuck and Company, but he also designed several houses, including a Kenwood mansion for Sears' President, Julius Rosenwald.
Nimmons worked in the office of Burnham & Root before partnering with William Fellows in the late 1890s in the firm Nimmons & Fellows.
Nimmons' numerous articles in leading architectural magazines expounded on his concept of industrial design and its impact on employees.
Significant buildings include
- Sears, Roebuck and Company Administration Building (Nimmons & Fellows, 1905), (George C. Nimmons & Co., 1914)
- Homan Square Power House (Nimmons & Fellows, 1905) Source:
- Washburne Trade School (Nimmons & Fellows, 1909)
- Reid, Murdoch & Co. Building (1913)
- Landmark Center Boston (1928)
- Ponce City Market (originally Sears distribution center and retail store), Atlanta (1926)