Essanay Studio.

Essanay Studios were founded by George Spor and William Anderson.  The operation was based on Chicago first at 496 Wells Street and then at 1333-45 Argyle Street.  The studios were in Chicago from 1908-1917 and the relocated west.

The Argyle Building is now part of Saint Augustine College.  In the basement are two vaults used to store the highly flammable nitrate based film.

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Essanay  Studios

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Essanay Studios Trademark

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Essanay Studios Trademark

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Informational Plaque

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Essanay Studios

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