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Fisher Studio Houses

Exterior     Address: 1209 N. State Pkwy.
Year Built: 1936
Architect: Edgar Miller , Andrew Nicholas Rebori
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: July 31, 1996

Exterior Staircase, by CCL One of the city's finest pre-World War II modern designs, this is an exceptional-and rare-example of the Art Moderne style of architecture, which was influenced by European modernism. The unique layout of the 12 units and their common courtyard--which, together, occupy an extremely narrow site running perpendicular to the street--has contributed to their desirability as residential apartments. Further distinguishing the building is its handcrafted ornamentation by prominent artist Edgar Miller. The building was commissioned by Frank Fisher, Jr., an executive of Marshall Field & Co.