Warren Featherbone Company Office Building.

This building is located at 3 North Elm Street in Three Oaks, Michigan. It was owned by Edward K. Warren. In 1858, he opened a dry goods store in Three Oaks. He developed the product feather bone as a replacement for whalebone stays used in women’s dresses. He opened a factory in Three Oaks to manufacture the new stays. In 1905, his company built a new office space at 3 North Elm Street. Warred hired architect George Allan to design the building as the headquarters for Warren Feather Bone Company.

The building is three stories high. It is rectangular in shape The style is Renaissance Revival . Two principal facades are orange brick and have limestone trim. Main facade is symmetrical with a broad , arched opening on the first floor. There are squared head windows on the second floor and round head windows on the third floor.

Warren Featherbone Office Building

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Warren Featherbone Company Office Building

Warren Featherbone Company Office Building

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Warren Featherbone Company Office Building

Warren Featherbone Company Office Building

Coaling Tower, Michigan City, Indiana

Coaling Tower

Coaling Tower, Michgan City

Coaling Tower

Coaling Tower, Michigan City

Coaling Tower, Michigan City

     Bridging the former Michigan Central Railroad tracks in Michigan City, Indiana, there is an impressive structure.  This was used as a coaling tower for steam engines.  It was built in 1924.  This was constructed for the Michigan Central Railroad by Roberts and Schaefer Company (Chicago).

     This tower now exhibits signs of aging and vandalism.

Schlitz Tied House Broadway at Winona

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Schlitz Tied House

     This building at 5120 N. Broadway in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago was originally a Schlitz -tied House.  It is two stories and rectangular in shape.  The original building was 105 by 25 feet.  It featured a prominent round turret.  The style was eclectic German Renaissance Revival.

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Schlitz Tied House

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Schlitz Tied House

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Schlitz Tied House

Schlitz Tied House

Schlitz Tied House

Schlitz Tied House

Schlitz Tied House

Schlitz Tied House

Schlitz Tied House

Schlitz Tied House

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Schlitz Tied House