So this is 1921.
Notice anything different?
Does this make you think differently about the Wrigley Building? To me it really does. The architects, Graham, Anderson, Probst & White, really made a statement by cladding the building in terra cotta. The bright white surface really made the building stand out. Of course, it does stand out simply as being one of the tallest around at the time. I just love the building. This photo is also great because it really shows you how the Illinois Center area as well as the Equitable Building and NBC Building were manufacturing areas back then. Can you imagine that today?
Sarah Rothschild, Realtor & Architectural History Nerd.