This is a 1961 Hedrich Blessing photo of the newly completed structure.
This building, located at 4544 W. Carroll in Chicago, was built for Joyce Beverage in 1961 and was designed by Naess & Murphy. By 1984 the Joyce family had sold their company. The building was subsequently occupied in 1987 by the Chicago office of the Illinois Department of Employment Security. After the steel building was demolished in the late 1990s or early 2000s, a cinderblock building was erected on its original foundation. Today, close inspection reveals a few remnants of the original steel frame of Naess & Murphy's design:
Thank you so much for this detailed information on this striking building! We have undated the article on the first five years of FC research to include include your contribution.
We've also updated this article with a recently discovered ad for the former Dixie Square Mall in Harvey, along with with what may be the Chicago area's most forgotten enclosed mall, Meadowdale Mall in Carpentersville.
Thanks again for this information and the great photos - much appreciated!
Interesting and nice building. Knowing some employees from 7up they always told me the plant was near Lake Street. Joyce also had a warehouse in Skokie. Most in the area have consolidated and moved everything to Northlake. The 7up water tower can be seen from the interstate.