Formerly the Ginn & Company Publishers Building
— Howard Van Doren Shaw, architect —The Platt Luggage Building, originally located at 2301 South Prairie Avenue, was designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw for the publishing company originally owned by H. H. Forsythe. Howard Van Doren Shaw was one of the region's most successful and popular architects. The Platt Luggage Building is a wonderful example of the masonry craftsmanship prevalent at the turn of the 20th century. The building was designed in the classical Beaux Arts style with many elements of the building following the English Arts and Crafts style found in many of Shaw's buildings. The base supports three-story order round brick columns that lend a grand effect. It is capped by a wide entablature and printer's escutcheon at the center of the cornice.
|Placed By||Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 7:36pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 448631 N 4633629|
|Decimal Degrees||41.85290000, -87.61883333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 51.174', W 87° 37.13'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 51' 10.44" N, 87° 37' 7.80" W|
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|Area Code(s)||312, 773, 630|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 175 Cermak Rd, Chicago IL 60616, US|
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