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The architects and the city : Holabird & Roche of Chicago, 1880-1918

Author: Robert Bruegmann; Chicago Historical Society.
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, 1997.
Series: Chicago architecture and urbanism.
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This book connects architectural history with urban history by looking at the work of a major architectural firm, Holabird & Roche. No firm in any large American city had a greater impact. With projects that ranged from tombstones to skyscrapers, boiler rooms to entire industrial complexes, Holabird & Roche left an indelible stamp on the city of Chicago and, indeed, far beyond. In this volume, the first of two on
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Named Person: William Holabird; Martin Roche
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Bruegmann; Chicago Historical Society.
ISBN: 0226076954 9780226076959
OCLC Number: 34798135
Notes: "In association with the Chicago Historical Society."
Description: xvi, 540 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Starting out, 1880-1883. The founding of the firm ; The partners: William Holabird and Martin Roche. --
Boom years, 1884-1893. The firm ; Labor unrest and the creation of Fort Sheridan ; Capital, technology, and the tall office building: The Tacoma ; The skyscraper and the city: The Marquette 1 ; The skyscraper and the city: The Marquette 2 ; Along leafy avenues: William Holabird's Evanston. --
Turn of the century, 1894-1907. The firm ; State Street in the Nineties ; Theme and variation: The Loft Building ; Terra cotta on State Street: The department store and the tall shops building ; Golfing in the suburbs: The Glen View Golf and Polo Club ; Fishing in the wilderness: The Coleman Lake Club. --
An expanding practice, 1908-1918. The firm ; Palaces of democracy: The business hotel ; Civic grandeur, civic squalor: Cook County Courthouse and Chicago City Hall ; Terra cotta on South Michigan Avenue: Automobile row ; At the corner of Michigan and Monroe: The University Club and the Monroe Building ; The architecture of communications: Buildings for the Chicago Telephone Company ; By way of conclusion: The Three Arts Club, Holabird & Roche, and the American city. --
Abbreviated catalog of works by Holabird & Roche, 1880-1918.
Series Title: Chicago architecture and urbanism.
Responsibility: Robert Bruegmann.
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