Singer Building (Chicago)

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Singer Building
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Singer Building (Chicago) is located in Chicago metropolitan area
Singer Building (Chicago)
Singer Building (Chicago) is located in Illinois
Singer Building (Chicago)
Singer Building (Chicago) is located in the United States
Singer Building (Chicago)
Location120 S. State St., Chicago, Illinois
Coordinates41°52′48″N 87°37′41″W / 41.88000°N 87.62806°W / 41.88000; -87.62806Coordinates: 41°52′48″N 87°37′41″W / 41.88000°N 87.62806°W / 41.88000; -87.62806
Arealess than one acre
ArchitectMundie, William Bryce; Jensen, Elmer C.
Architectural styleLate Gothic Revival
NRHP reference #83000314[1]
Added to NRHPFebruary 10, 1983

The Singer Building is a skyscraper located at 120 S. State St. in the Loop community area of Chicago, Illinois. The ten-story building was designed by Mundie & Jensen and built from 1925 to 1926. The building's Gothic Revival design features terra cotta decorations, piers at the corners, and sets of three double-hung windows on each story separated by two thin piers. The Singer Corporation initially used the building as office space; the building has had many owners since the Singer Corporation left the building, and was nearly demolished in the 1970s. It is currently owned by FDN Network.[2]

The Singer Building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 10, 1983.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
  2. ^ Hasbrouck, Wilbert R. "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: The Singer Building" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved March 4, 2013.