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Marshall Field & Company

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 21 February 2017 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Marshall Field and Company Building or Macy's at State Street, in Chicago, Illinois, built in 1891-1892, was the flagship location of the Marshall Field and Company, also known as Marshall Field's chain of department stores and, since 2006, is the main Chicago midwestern location of the Macy's department store. The building is located in the Chicago "Loop" area of the downtown central business district, and it takes up the entire city block bounded clockwise from the west by North State Street, East Randolph Street, North Wabash Avenue, and East Washington Street. Marshall Field's established numerous important business "firsts" in this building and in a long series of previous elaborate decorative structures on this site for the last century and a half, and it is regarded as one of the three most influential establishments in the nationwide development of the department store and in the commercial business economic history of the United States. Both the building name and the name of the stores formerly headquartered at this building changed names on September 9, 2006 as a result of the merger of the previous May's Department Stores (Marshall Field's former owner and parent) with the Federated Department Stores which led to the integration of the Marshall Field's stores into the Macy's now nationwide retailing network.

The building, which is the third largest store in the world, was both declared a National Historic Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 2, 1978, and it was designated a Chicago Landmark on November 1, 2005. The building architecture is known for its multiple atria (several balconied atrium - "Great Hall") and for having been built in stages over the course of more than two decades. Its ornamentation includes a Louis Comfort Tiffany mosaic vaulted ceiling and a pair of well-known outdoor street-corner clocks at State and Washington, and later at State and Randolph Streets, which serve as symbols of the store since 1897.

Photo captured July 2, 2010.

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Handsome view and an interesting history

21 Feb 2017 5:16am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Un batiment chargé d'histoire .. Impressionnant !

21 Feb 2017 6:26am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique bâtiment. )

21 Feb 2017 6:36am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nicely documented. Do you think they are flying enough flags :)

21 Feb 2017 8:11am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle composition !

21 Feb 2017 9:48am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

nice street shot

21 Feb 2017 9:49am

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Special clock in the street.
Nice image

21 Feb 2017 10:44am

Remus from Portugal

The watch is a real masterpiece. It is something that stands out in the composition.
The coloring and graphics of the flags also enhanced the composition.

21 Feb 2017 11:41am

Jean-Louis Guianvarc'h from Valence d'Albigeois, France

Une façade imposante. Superbe prise de vue.
An imposing facade. Superb shooting.

21 Feb 2017 12:08pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful composition with superb Colors .

21 Feb 2017 12:46pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A classic indeed, and very nicely photographed.

21 Feb 2017 1:19pm

franz from Baden, Austria

Impressive history behind this equally impressive building! I like the many decorative flags here!

21 Feb 2017 1:29pm

willy from Belgium

un édifice et son histoire

intéressant Steven

21 Feb 2017 2:29pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel déifice et alignement de drapeaux quelle rue sueprbe

21 Feb 2017 2:48pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Great composition of this great place.
I like your shot, and I perfectly remember this clock.

21 Feb 2017 3:14pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

There is a timeless feel about this view. Beautiful point of view and clarity

21 Feb 2017 4:01pm

Don from Spokane, United States

An excellent street shot of the department store that is so well known.

21 Feb 2017 4:18pm

jean pierre a from France

superbe cadrage! amitiés

21 Feb 2017 5:10pm

christen from LORRAINE, France

Nice street view !

21 Feb 2017 5:34pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful street shot. Such a grand old building that I'd like to see the inside of. That ceiling must be something.

21 Feb 2017 6:46pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Splendid street scenery.

21 Feb 2017 6:58pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Superb composition! Love flags and clock too!

21 Feb 2017 8:07pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Beautiful work Steven, and impeccable research which I love !~

21 Feb 2017 8:33pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Love all the flags.

21 Feb 2017 8:34pm

Marité from France

Superbe éfidice ! J'aime aussi l'horloge :-)
Bonne journée

21 Feb 2017 9:12pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, perspective, colors & lights!

21 Feb 2017 9:19pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

An imposing building and a great history ... The clock is fabulous !!!

21 Feb 2017 11:27pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A spectacular image. The building is huge! I love the flags and that gorgeous old clock. I can remember as a child, when we visited my relatives in St. Louis, we would always go shopping at Marshall Fields. Wonderful information!

22 Feb 2017 12:18am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

I love that clock. That is a time piece that makes a statement.

22 Feb 2017 6:01am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

great scene, though it doesn't look like a Chicago February. With Macy's in trouble, we can only hop that the classic beauty of this store is preserved.

22 Feb 2017 6:08am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

une bonne recherche avec de l'originalité

22 Feb 2017 8:56am

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Very lively image. I did not know about the merger.

22 Feb 2017 8:33pm

yo from Ile de France, France

Belle perspective sur ce quartier animé, dominé par les drapeaux et l'horloge...

22 Feb 2017 8:54pm

ventiqueras from Italy

di grande impatto e atmosfera :-)

23 Feb 2017 4:51am