Reebie Storage Warehouse

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Reebie Moving and Storage Company
Reebie.jpg
Postcard of the Reebie Storage Warehouse, ca. 1922
Location Chicago, IL
Coordinates 41°55′28.26″N 87°38′22.81″W / 41.9245167°N 87.6396694°W / 41.9245167; -87.6396694Coordinates: 41°55′28.26″N 87°38′22.81″W / 41.9245167°N 87.6396694°W / 41.9245167; -87.6396694
Built 1922
Architect George S. Kingsley
Architectural style Egyptian Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 79000828 [1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 21, 1979
Designated CL September 1, 1999

The Reebie Storage Warehouse was built for the Reebie Storage and Moving Company in Chicago, Illinois, in 1922. Located at 2325-2333 North Clark Street in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, it is a widely recognized example of Egyptian Revival architecture. It was named to the National Register of Historic Places on March 21, 1979,[2] and was designated a Chicago Landmark on September 1, 1999.[3]

Architect George Kingsley (1870-1956) and sculptor Fritz Albert designed the warehouse. Albert was responsible for the exterior's terra cotta ornamentation. The moving company founders, John and William Reebie, are represented by the two statues of Ramses II that flank the main entrance. William Reebie (1859-1921) founded the company in 1880. The Reebie brothers wanted a building in a distinctive style, and John Reebie had seen another Egyptian Revival storage building in Stockton, California (designed in 1918 by Glenn Allen for the Dawson-Mayflower Moving Company). John Reebie had also visited Egypt at some time before 1921 as well.

The entrance to the building during the January 31–February 2, 2011 North American winter storm
A marker on the building in 2008
building detail, 2013
marker

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ National Register of Historical Places - Illinois (IL), Cook County. National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-06-03.
  3. ^ "Reebie Storage Warehouse". City of Chicago. Retrieved 2007-06-03. 

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