Chicago Landmarks

Florsheim Shoe Company Building

Overall view from east, photo by Terry Tatum, CCL, 2003     Address: 3963 W. Belmont Ave.
Year Built: 1924 - 1926
Architect: Alfred S. Alschuler
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: March 29, 2006

Wall grid, photo by Terry Tatum, CCL, 2003 This modern concrete, metal, and glass building is a significant early 20th-century industrial building built for one of Chicago's best-known manufacturers. Founded and headquartered in the City for many years, the Florsheim Shoe Company was one of the nation's leading shoe manufacturers during the 20th-century. It is the work of Alfred Alschuler, a noteworthy Chicago architect who designed a number of other designated Chicago Landmarks, including the London Guarantee Building and K.A.M. Isaiah Israel Synagogue.