Adding On 1949 Pt. 3
April 12th, 2011 @ 12:20 am by Cliffe | Sorted Historic Buildings |
For the past few weeks we’ve been studying architectural concept renderings for the Frederick & Nelson building’s 1949 addition. You can see the first here
and the second here
. Well the third time is charming — as you can see it’s extremely close to what was actually executed.
Click for the high res concept.
Architectural study of Frederick & Nelson department store addition. 1949-1950. Frederick & Nelson was originally built in 1916 in the terra cotta clad steel frame structure typical of the sort done in Chicago at the turn of the century.
It was later altered vertically and lost its original cornice.
John Graham, Jr.
was assisted by the architectural firm of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill in the redesign of the Frederick & Nelson department store starting in 1946. John Graham, Jr. had taken over the firm upon his father’s retirement that same year. During the remodel three s toreys were added
to the existing five-storey structure, shipping and receiving concourse w
as removed from the street level to basement, and new elevators and a natural day-like lighting system on the main floor was installed. Image courtesy U.W. University Libraries Digital Collection.