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Old August 5th, 2006, 03:45 PM   #21
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I'd also go for the Singer Building.


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Also the Schiller Building

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wats in place now where the singer building was? any pictures?
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Wow, that Schiller building must've looked quite out of place. What's the story behind it?
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Wow, that Schiller building must've looked quite out of place. What's the story behind it?
Schiller Building - Garrick Theater
Adler & Sullivan
73 m / 17 flrs
1892 - destroyed in 1961

The theatre contained 1286 seats

http://cinematreasures.org/theater/1016/

Originally named the Schiller Theatre (after the Schiller Building, which was considered a masterpiece of the Chicago School of architecture. designed by the firm of Adler & Sullivan), the theater portion of the building was renamed the Garrick during WWI when anti-German sentiment was strong. During the 30s, movies took over from legitimate theater at the Garrick when the theater was acquired by the Balaban & Katz circuit. The firm of Rapp & Rapp was hired during the 30s to remodel parts of the Garrick, including the main entrance, ticket booth and lobby areas, in Art Deco style.

During the late 40s and early 50s, the Garrick stage was used for live local (and later national) television broadcasts. By the mid-50s, the theater was once again used as a movie house.

When Balaban & Katz announced it was shuttering the Garrick in 1960 and it would be torn down, there was one of the earliest organized public outcries in Chicago to save an historic building, but it was to no avail, since it was demolished a few months later and replaced with a monstrously ugly multilevel parking garage (that was itself razed in the late 90s).

A large portion of the facade featuring portraits of famous Germans was saved and was later incorporated into the entranceway of the Second City Theater on North Wells Street.

On the same block as the Garrick stood a handful of other theaters, now all gone as well -- the Olympic (later renamed the Apollo), the Woods, and the Harris and the Selwyn (whose facades were salvaged and incorporated into the new Goodman Theater, which occupies the former site of the Woods, Harris and Selwyn Theatres).

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