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Compliments of CARSON PIRIE SCOTT & Co. GEORGE WASHINGTON
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Carson Pirie Scott & Company was a popular department store around the turn of the turn of the century in Chicago, IL. Their flagship store was designed by the foremost authority on skyscraper construction, Louis Sullivan who wrote his treatise on skyscraper architecture in 1896 titled, “The Tall Office Building Artistically Considered.” He is credited with coining the idea, “form must ever follow function.” In 1909, the department store decorated their iconic store front in honor of President’s Day and Abraham Lincoln’s 100th birthday. The Carson Pirie Scott & Company store is now known as Carson’s and although they have moved to new locations, the original flagship store still stands in downtown Chicago as of 2020.

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Herman, M. (n.d.). Sullivan, Carson, Pirie, Scott Building (article). Retrieved June 23, 2020, from https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ap-art-history/later-europe-and-a...

Sullivan Center. (2020, April 19). Retrieved June 23, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sullivan_Center

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