Historic, Abandoned Bridgeport Spiegel Building Turns a Page
Dec17

Historic, Abandoned Bridgeport Spiegel Building Turns a Page

The former Spiegel Administration Building may get a third shot at redevelopment, according to a recent report in DNAinfo Chicago.  We first became interested in the building at 1038 West 35th Street several years ago when we picked up an architecture photography client within sniffing distance of Bubbly Creek.  On the way back to the office from long days of shooting we often found ourselves contemplating the building as we stood...

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It Looks Like Any Other Hardware Store, but There’s a Jazzy Surprise Inside Meyers
Nov26

It Looks Like Any Other Hardware Store, but There’s a Jazzy Surprise Inside Meyers

The Ace Hardware web site gives you the hours of operation at Bronzeville’s Meyers Ace Hardware Store, and a reminder that Ace is the helpful hardware place. What’s not covered in the online write-up is that Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie and Dizzie Gillespie each spent time in the building at 315 East 35th Street. And they weren’t looking for crescent wrenches. You see, Meyers Ace Hardware is in the space that was once home to the...

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