KRAUSE MUSIC STORE ~ William Presto & Louis Sullivan, Architects

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The Krause Music Store, the last commission by architect Louis Sullivan, is a two-story building located at 4611 N. Lincoln Avenue in the Lincoln Square business district of Chicago. The entire facade is covered in an ornate gray terra cotta design. Though a story shorter than its neighbors on both sides, the Krause's elaborate facade stands out from the other buildings on the block. William P. Krause hired architect William Presto to design a music store with an apartment above. Presto, in turn, commissioned Sullivan to design the facade. The building was completed in 1922. It was registered as a Chicago Landmark by the City of Chicago in 1977. In 2006, the building was purchased by Studio V Design, who had the facade restored and the interior renovated.

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fuat yuksek on March 22, 2014

beautiful photo !greetings

Bogdan Var on March 22, 2014

Nice photo L

tombraidervienna / N… on March 23, 2014

Very beautiful facade!

Good shot - LIKE

Greetings Heinz

Rol/Photo/Alsace on March 23, 2014

Hi Marlene very nice photo..


ave e nice sunday, roland

ԁk‒cam on March 23, 2014

Excellent picture - L

Kind regards, Finn

Красивое фото! F+L. С наилучшими пожеланиями из Карелии, Fen

HAMANA on March 24, 2014

You have found some amazing architecture, Marlene. Do you find such places on you own, or do you have a detective in your employ (just kidding)?

Very nice photos, indeed.



emilyA-NO Views on March 24, 2014

Beautiful street shot Marlene. L. Friendly greetings, Emily

menonfire on March 24, 2014

Eine schöne Detailansicht der Stadt Marlene gefällt mir !!! Grüße der MAIK

~Marlene~ on March 25, 2014

fuat… Lemonia… Heinz… roland… Finn… Fen… Doerthe… Emily… and… MAIK…

Thank you all so much for the very nice comments and the Likes with extra thanks, Fen, for the special Y*. I appreciate it all very much! Doerthe… Lots of a great architecture in Chicago and it's hard to miss. I just keep my eyes open and then research what I find! :-)

Best wishes, Marlene

Zsuzsanna Bánfalvi on March 25, 2014

Beautiful photo , very good info !


My frieendly greetings,Natuska

mfp on March 25, 2014

Very nice photo and details, dear Marlene!

Like + Favorite

Greetings and best wishes, Florian

C haydeé on March 26, 2014

Interesante arquitectura. Precioso edificio. LIKE y FAVORITE Un amable saludo, Chaydeé.

~Marlene~ on March 27, 2014

Natuska… Florian… Chaydeé… and… Jessie…

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments, Likes and special Y*s. I appreciate it all and your visits very much!

Best wishes, Marlene

dana ciszewska on March 27, 2014

Beautiful composition.L.Dana

Roger Powell on March 28, 2014

Amazing architectural detail, very stylish.
: ))

~Marlene~ on March 29, 2014

Dana… and… Roger…

Many thanks to you both for the very nice comments. I'm happy you Like it! Roger… Louis Sullivan is the master of detail!

Best wishes, Marlene

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    by ~Marlene~
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