Chicago Landmarks

Stock Yards National Bank (Former)

Stock Yards National Bank     Address: 4150 S. Halsted St.
Year Built: 1925
Architect: A. Epstein
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: October 8, 2008

View from Stock Yards Gate Tower detail Completed in 1925, this grandly-scaled Colonial Revival-style building originally housed two banks that served the industries and employees of the nearby Union Stock Yards and Central Manufacturing District. With its Palladian windows and central clock tower, the design is closely modeled on Independence Hall in Philadelphia. Interest in Colonial architecture grew in the 1920s due to the Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition of 1926 in Philadelphia and the restoration and reconstruction of Colonial Williamsburg in the 1920s. The building was designed by Abraham Epstein, a Chicago architect and engineer who is perhaps best-known for his designs for the reconstruction of the Union Stock Yards after a fire in 1934.

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