Wednesday, January 29, 2014

29 January 2014: Faded Glory

The Century & Consumers Building at State & Adams, built in 1915.
This beautiful old terra-cotta-clad building, designed by
Holabird & Roche, is in a badly deteriorated state after
years of neglect. It's such an elegant structure, and i hope 
it will be restored someday soon. 
The mural that wraps around the second floor, just above
the protective canopy, is entitled "Float" and was created
by Noah MacMillan. It is a fanciful and colorful addition
to the building, but i still hope to see a more permanent
level of TLC given to this old beauty some day soon.

here and here for more information
on the Century Building.

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