Chicago Landmarks

Peoples Gas Irving Park Neighborhood Store

Street Facade, photo by Bob Thall     Address: 4839 W. Irving Park Road
Year Built: 1926
Architect: Von Holst & Elmslie
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: February 18, 1987

Detail of Architect's Drawing of Pier Ornament, 1926 Superb design and detailing make this commercial building stand out among its neighbors, reflecting the creativity of its principal designer. A former assistant to famed Chicago architect Louis H. Sullivan, George Grant Elmslie designed several neighborhood buildings for the Peoples Gas Light and Coke Company to promote the newly developed technologies for gas home appliances.