The city of Chicago is renowned for its rich history as a hub for modern industry and luxury. 35 East Wacker, originally known as the Jeweler's Building (built in 1926), channels Roman, Greek, and Gothic architecture with its intricate, decorative flourishes. The Jeweler's building was originally built to house and protect the city's diamond trade.
Boston Valley Terra Cotta has been making progress on the very detailed, ornamental terra cotta facade restoration of the Gage Building in Chicago. Designed by architect Louis Sullivan in 1899, the Gage Building’s Art Nouveau façade is emphasized with intricate vine and ivy motifs that complement geometric patterns. 3D renderings were taken of the original […]
Designed in 1903 by Holabird & Roche, 619 South Lasalle Street in Chicago was once the home to Brock & Rankin, a printer and binder of books, catalogues, and encyclopedias. The company vacated the building in the 1950s and sections of the building were remodeled for office use. Today, Boston Valley Terra Cotta is helping […]
National Sales Manager Bill Pottle and Sales Administrator Tricia Herby ventured to Chicago for the 2014 AIA Convention. There, among more than 700 other manufacturers and suppliers, Boston Valley Terra Cotta seemed right at home in this terra cotta city. Boston Valley is currently working on several restoration projects including 7 West Madison and 162 […]