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“Built Mostly of Itself”: Chicago and Clay, 1874–1891

Thomas Leslie

in Chicago Skyscrapers, 1871-1934

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037542
eISBN:
9780252094798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037542.003.0002
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter describes major structures built from 1874–1891, which were dominated by taller masonry buildings that employed improved masonry, foundations, and fireproofing. Early fire-protected ... More


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