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Page Brothers Building

1872 Cast-iron facade facing Lake Street     Address: 177-91 N. State St.
Year Built: 1872 West facade remodeled 1902
Architect: Hill & Woltersdorf , John Mill Van Osdel
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: January 28, 1983

Cast-iron facade detail 1902 brick facade facing State Street This building's north facade, facing Lake Street, features the city's last remaining cast-iron facade, a construction technique that was common practice in pre-Fire of 1871 Chicago. Built when Lake Street was the city's main retail street, the building's west facade (State Street) was remodeled and another floor added in 1902, reflecting the reorientation of commercial activity from Lake to State Street.