Re: 1935 N. Fairfield
Date: May 24, 2011 11:18PM
You're probably right about the buildings being connected...I found the following through Google Books:
In a November 1913 issue of 'The Iron Age', which appears to be a building trade publication, 'the Oscar Heineman Company, silk manufacturer, Chicago, has had plans prepared for the erection of a four-story factory, 98 x 119 feet, at Armitage and Fairfield Avenues, the estimated cost being $15,000'.
Then, listed in the December 1918 issue of 'The American Contractor' is: 'Silk Factory, $200,000, 4-story, 125 x 125, 1935-45 N. Fairfield Av. Engrs, Lockwood, Green & Co., 38 S. Dearborn St., owners C. Heineman & Co., O. Heineman, pres., Gen. Contrator & Carp. R.C. Weiboldt Constr. Co., 1534 W Van Buren, wiring let to Beaver Elec. Co., 30 N. LaSalle St.'.
Either there's a typo between the two building costs, or prices really inflated in five years.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/24/2011 11:20PM by WayOutWardell.