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Name:  A. D. Brown Building
Address:  1136 Washington
Year:  1897
Architectural Firm/Architect:  H.E. Roach and Son
Standard Architectural Styles:  Renaissance Revival
Property Type Codes:  Commercial building, business district
Designation: National Register of Historic Places
"In 1898, the imposing loft building provided a palatial home for one of the City´s leading shoe manufacturers and today stands as a formidable reminder of the City´s leading position in the shoe industry. The A. D. Brown building served as a key stimulant in the development of the underbuilt 12th Street downtown thoroughfare. The architects used soot-resistant, lustrous enameled bricks for exterior walls in keeping with Chicago´s "White City" ideal. The A.D. Brown building remains a unique addition to the central business district." [From the nomination to the National Register of Historic Places as prepared by Carolyn Hewes Toft, executive director, July, 1978.]

Roach, Harry F.



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