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Carson Pirie Scott

Louis Sullivan and the Chicago Department Store

Long recognized as a Chicago landmark, the Carson Pirie Scott Building also represents a milestone in the development of architecture. The last large commercial structure designed by Louis Sullivan, the Carson building reflected the culmination of the famed architect’s career as a creator of tall steel buildings. In this study, Joseph Siry traces the origins of the building’s design and analyzes its role in commercial, urban, and architectural history.

304 pages | 132 halftones | 6 x 9 | © 1988

Chicago Architecture and Urbanism

Architecture: American Architecture

Chicago and Illinois

Table of Contents

I. The Development of Chicago’s State Street and Its Department Stores in 1898
II. A Chronology of the Schlesinger and Mayer Store
III. Sullivan’s Department Store on State Street
Selected Bibliography

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