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Peter C. Stohr Arcade Building, Chicago, IL (1909 - S.162)

 
Stohr Arcade Building Drawings, 1909
The Stohr Arcade was a beautifully designed building. There are design themes that are reminiscent of the Robie House designed three years earlier (S.127) (1906). The proposed vase is the same as the Robie House vase. One design for the entrance light fixtures are a variation of the Robie House Living Room fixtures, but mounted at the bottom instead of the side.  No cantilevered roof, but the building is anchored to the ground by placing it on an enlarged concrete base.  There are consistent horizontal   bands, and the third floor is offset in much the same way.  There is a row of horizontal windows directly below the roof on the third floor. And one of the proposed window concepts is an adaptation of the geometric design of the Robie windows. The chimney extends twelve feet above the roof line.
       Illustrations were drawn from the originals by Douglas M. Steiner and are a close representation.
 
  Proposed Drawing    Drawing of Completed Building 
 
Proposed Drawings of the Peter C. Stohr Arcade
Proposed design elements: The proposed vase for the Stohr Arcade is the same as the Robie House vase. The building is anchored to the ground by placing it on an enlarged concrete base. There is a row of horizontal windows directly below the roof on the third floor. And one of the proposed window concepts is an adaptation of the geometric design of the Robie windows. The chimney extends twelve feet above the roof line.
 

The proposed vase for the Stohr Arcade is the same as the Robie House vase. Two are visible in the drawing. The building is anchored to the ground by placing it on an enlarged concrete base.

 
There is a row of horizontal windows directly below the roof on the third floor. One of the proposed window concepts is an adaptation of the geometric design of the Robie windows.
 
The proposed vase for the Stohr Arcade is the same as the Robie House vase.
 
Rough adaptation of the light fixtures from the plan drawings.
 
The design from the presentation drawing for the entrance light fixtures are a variation of the Robie House Living Room fixtures, but mounted at the bottom instead of the side.
 
Two of the proposed window designs.
 
Drawings of the Completed Peter C. Stohr Arcade
Actual design elements: There exists no photographic evidence that vases were ever added, but a form of the light fixtures were installed above the Southeast corner on the roof of the first level as designed. Most of the decorative windows were eliminated, possibly due to cost constraints, but the arched windows were installed. The chimney extends twelve feet above the roof line.
 
Illustrations were drawn from the originals by Douglas M. Steiner and are a close representation. Copyright 2009.
 
 
Text and Photographs by Douglas M. Steiner, Copyright 2009
 
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