Chicago Landmarks

Marshall Field and Company Building

Clock at State and Washington streets, photo by Susan Perry, CCL, 2007     Address: 111 N. State Street
Year Built: 1892; 1902, 1906, 1907 and 1914
Architect: Graham, Anderson, Probst & White D. H. Burnham and Co. , Burnham, Daniel H., and Charles Atwood
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: November 1, 2005

Looking east on Washington Street, photo by Susan Perry, CCL, 2007 The Marshall Field and Company Building is the "grand dame" of Chicago department store buildings, finely designed and detailed in the Classical Revival style. It is significant historically as the longtime headquarters of Marshall Field and Company, one of the nation's most historically important retail enterprises, and as one of the finest historic department store buildings in the nation. Built in stages over a generation, the building is the work of one of Chicago's leading architects, Daniel H. Burnham; Charles Atwood, a designer in Burnham's firm during the early 1890s; Burnham's later firm, D.H. Burnham & Company; and its successor firm after Burnham's death, Graham, Burnham, & Co. The building is noteworthy for its lavish interiors, including two atria decorated with stained glass and Tiffany mosaics, plus the much-loved Walnut Room.