Jewelers Building (1882)

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Jewelers Building
Jewelers' Building, 15-19 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago (Cook County, Illinois).jpg
Jewelers Building (1882) is located in Chicago Loop
Jewelers Building (1882)
Location15-17 S. Wabash Avenue,
Chicago, Illinois, US
Coordinates41°52′53″N 87°37′33.01″W / 41.88139°N 87.6258361°W / 41.88139; -87.6258361Coordinates: 41°52′53″N 87°37′33.01″W / 41.88139°N 87.6258361°W / 41.88139; -87.6258361
ArchitectDankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan
NRHP reference #74000752[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPAugust 07, 1974
Designated CLDecember 18, 1981

The Jewelers Building at 15-17 Wabash Avenue between East Monroe and East Madison Streets in the Loop community area of Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, United States was built in 1881-1882 and was designed by Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan. It is the only example of the early work of Adler & Sullivan that survives in the Loop. It is also known as the Iwan Ries Building, and the "Little" Jewelers Building to distinguish from the larger structure at 35 East Wacker Drive, which was built in 1925-27.

The building is a common loft building in construction and plan, but its facade departs dramatically from others of its type. An open exterior, using cast iron mullions rather than masonry piers in the central bay, and Sullivan's stylized floral ornament provide distinction.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 7, 1974, and was designated a Chicago Landmark on December 18, 1981.[1][2] It is located in Chicago's Jewelers Row District.

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ a b "Chicago Landmarks - Jeweler's Building". Chicago Landmarks. City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development, Landmarks Division. 2007-07-22. Archived from the original on 2007-08-17.

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