Marshall Field and Company Store (Oak Park, Illinois)

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Marshall Field and Company Store
Marshall Field and Company Store (Oak Park, Illinois) is located in Illinois
Marshall Field and Company Store (Oak Park, Illinois)
Location 1144 W. Lake St.
Oak Park, Illinois
 United States
Coordinates 41°53′21.32″N 87°48′16.02″W / 41.8892556°N 87.8044500°W / 41.8892556; -87.8044500Coordinates: 41°53′21.32″N 87°48′16.02″W / 41.8892556°N 87.8044500°W / 41.8892556; -87.8044500
Built 1928
Architect Graham,Anderson,Probst & White
Architectural style Art Deco
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference #

87002510

[1]
Added to NRHP January 21, 1988

Marshall Field and Company Store is a building in Oak Park, Illinois that was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 21, 1988. It is one of the two locations (along with the Evanston location) that the company chose to expand to when it decided to add suburban stores.[2] The store is a miniature replica of the Marshall Field and Company Building in the Chicago Loop and a twin of the Evanston store.[3]

The building served as a Marshall Field's store from its opening until 1986, when Marshall Field's then-owner BATUS Inc. closed it because it was deemed out of date and too costly to operate. The building housed a Borders book store, until all the locations were closed in 2011. Today, it houses several offices.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ Stoffel, Jennifer (1987-09-13). "IN THE NATION; Evanston: A Landmark Marshall Field's Is Becoming Residential Lofts". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 2008-04-07. 
  3. ^ "Evanston Galleria Recalls Heyday of Marshall Field's Building". Winthrop Properties. Retrieved 2008-04-10.