Tag Archives: Marshall Field & Co.

Summer Furniture

Let’s forget about the impending snowstorm this weekend and stroll through an aisle in the Summer Furniture Exhibit at Marshall Field & Co. It’s a never-ending row of white and green wicker furniture. I especially like the columns of ladies … Continue reading

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Merchandise Mart, Chicago

“World’s largest business building, located between Wells and Orleans Streets. Total cost $30,000,000.” Chicago’s Merchandise Mart was built by Marshall Field & Co. and officially opened in 1930 for business as a national wholesale center. Today, the mart is part … Continue reading

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Shedd Aquarium

The founder of the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago was John G. Shedd, a retired Marshal Field& Co. president. The building was finished in 1929, with the Shedd Aquarium Society already being formed prior in 1924. The goal was to make … Continue reading

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