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?
It's sort of like 1960 was like last week.
I have this Margolin Builders beautiful home for sale now. Isn't it amazing how the home today still looks like the original advertising model home? Inside mine the home has been mechanically updated over the years and has great bones. This model is the extra large one with the huge eat-in kitchen that is wide and long enough to have bonus cabinets. The house also was designed for 4 bedrooms upstairs, the largest style, but the homeowner decided he wanted one extra large bedroom for his boys so this home features 3 bedrooms instead, one being super large.
Anyway, come check it out at Sunday's open or any time at www.419alpineln.com.
Sarah Rothschild, Realtor & Architectural History Nerd.