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Reebie Moving and Storage Company - Chicago, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn
N 41° 55.458 W 087° 38.376
16T E 446966 N 4641569
Quick Description: The Reebie Storage Warehouse was built for the Reebie Storage and Moving Company in Chicago, Illinois, in 1922. It is a widely recognized example of Egyptian Revival architecture.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 4/18/2009 9:20:16 AM
Waymark Code: WM67HM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 5

Long Description:
It features twin statues of Ramses II and accurate use of ancient Egyptian images and hieroglyphics. Plaster reliefs depict ancient Egyptians moving grain on barges. The warehouse is one of the nation's best examples of pure academic-style Egyptian Revival commercial architecture, and was designated as a Chicago Landmark in 1999.

Architect George Kingsley and sculptor Fritz Albert designed the warehouse. Albert was responsible for the exterior's terra cotta ornamentation. The moving company founders, John and William Reebie, are represented by the two statues of Ramses II that flank the main entrance.

The company's slogan is "If old King Tut were alive today, he'd store his things the Reebie way."
Street address:
2325--2333 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL USA


County / Borough / Parish: Cook County

Year listed: 1979

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1900-1924

Historic function: Commerce/Trade

Current function: Commerce/Trade

Privately owned?: yes

Season start / Season finish: From: 1/1/2009 To: 12/31/2009

Hours of operation: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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