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The Carson, Pirie, Scott and Company Building or Carson, Pirie, Scott and Company Store, now the Sullivan Center, is a commercial building at 1 South State Street at the corner of East Madison Street in Chicago. It was designed by Louis Sullivan for the retail firm Schlesinger & Mayer in 1899, and expanded by him and subsequently sold to H.G. Selfridge & Co. in 1904. That firm occupied the structure for only a matter of weeks before it sold the building (the land under it was owned at the time by Marshall Field) to Otto Young, who then leased it to Carson Pirie Scott for $7,000 per month. Subsequent additions were completed by Daniel Burnham in 1906 and Holabird & Root in 1961. The building has been used for retail purposes since 1899, and has been a Chicago Landmark since 1975. It is part of the Loop Retail Historic District.

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Comments (109)

~Marlene~ on June 24, 2013

Thank you so much, Steve, for the great response. I'm very happy you Like it! FYI... This is State Street, that great street! :-)

My best, Marlene

sistuccio on June 24, 2013

LIKE and Voted!!Ciao,Dino

~Marlene~ on June 25, 2013

Thank you so much, Dino, for the Like and you VOTE. I am very pleased & honored!

Best wishes, Marlene

Miroljub Todorović on June 30, 2013

Beautiful picture and composition, nice work!


Kind regards, Tosa

JeO112 on July 1, 2013

Historic building entrance, ☆☆☆Like☆☆☆,
Best wishes from "La isla del encanto"
Puerto Rico....JeO112.

~Marlene~ on July 1, 2013

Tosa... and... Je0112...

My thanks to you both for the kind words and the Likes, with special thanks, Tosa, for the lovely Y*. I appreciate it all very much!

Best wishes, Marlene

Pepe Balsas on October 5, 2013


Espectacular fachada, excelente fotografía.


Saludos cordiales.

~Marlene~ on October 6, 2013

Thank you again, Pepe, for the kind words and your visit. I'm very happy you Like it!

Best wishes, Marlene

coloradojak - Keep P… on July 29, 2014

Wow ... I haven't seen that ornate store front in a long time. Like!

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  • Uploaded on May 20, 2013
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    by ~Marlene~
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
    • Taken on 2013/04/14 16:03:38