12 signs on buildings

Inland Bldg.
Olympus Stylus, Ilford HP5 Plus
Kodak EasyShare Z730
Olympus XA, Kodak T-Max 400
Macy's Chicago at Christmas
Olympus XA, Kosmo Foto Mono
Standard Oil
Pentax ME, 35mm f/2.8 SMC Pentax-A, Fujicolor 200 (at EI 100)
Sheldon Building detail, Shelbyville
Olympus Stylus Epic Zoom 80, Kodak Tri-X 400
Coca-Cola plant
Canon PowerShot S95
Olympus OM-1, F. Zuiko 50mm f/1.8, Kodak BW400CN
Konica C35 Automatic, Fujifilm Fujicolor 200
The Oliver Typewriter Co.
Canon PowerShot S95
Pentax K10D, 28mm f/2.8 SMC Pentax-M
You can't fight…
Minolta Maxxum 5, 35-70mm f/4 Maxxum AF Zoom, Kodak T-Max P3200

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16 thoughts on “12 signs on buildings

  1. Greg Clawson says:

    Jim, I also enjoy your architectural photos good job! I really like the street scene in front of Marshall Fields.

    I was there when they opened the Standard service station in Lafayette about thirty years ago. It used to be a mini Museum when it opened, a wealthy local businessman used it to.display his extensive classic car and memorabilia collection. When he passed I think the family donated it to the city.

    Do you remember if they still had displays when you photographed it?

    • Thank you! I love doing the architectural work.

      When I visited there was a car inside, and other items, but it seemed clear that it hadn’t gotten attention in a while and wasn’t operating as a museum.

  2. Andy Umbo says:

    Gald to see the Carson Pirie Scott sign, my employer in the ad department for ten years. If this is from the Chicago downtown site, it was a well known Louis Sullivan building, but I have no knowledge of whether the sign was also designed by Louis Sullivan. I DO know that they made molds and copies of a lot of the architectural features of the building (and stored them in the back of the advertising photography studio), on bankruptcy, I have it from someone that still worked there that the copies were donated to the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee urban architecture department.

    • The Target that’s in that building now makes me sad. The Loop is still a fun place to visit for the weekend, but man do I wish the old department stores had made it.

  3. I recognize most of these sights, though not all. I worked in the Inland building for about 4 years, so I went through that entrance countless times.

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