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Identifier: chicago00chatrich
Title: Chicago
Year: 1917 (1910s)
Authors: Chatfield-Taylor, H. C. (Hobart Chatfield), 1865-1945 Hornby, Lester George, b. 1882, ill
Subjects: Chicago (Ill.) — Description and travel Chicago (Ill.) — History
Publisher: Boston New York : Houghton Mifflin Co.
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
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ol; yet seldom would it thrill 29 Chicago to architectural beauty, and then onlybecause an occasional architect had dis-covered that a sky-scraper need not ofnecessity be either entirely shoddy or en-tirely ugly. There is, for example, an aca-demic appropriateness in the utilitarianGothic of the new University Club, anda feeling of architectural correctness inthe graceful Renaissance bank building atthe northeast corner of Monroe and ClarkStreets; for here, at least, there is pleasingimposture, its base giving the appearanceof sufficient strength to bear its weight. Occasionally, too, a note of original-ity is sounded, as in the case of the CityClub; but, generally speaking, the Loop isbarren of architectural charm. Its gran-deur is inspiring, I confess, like that otlower New York; but a lover of the beau-tiful will search it almost in vain, as he willthe business district of any American city,for that which delights, rather than thrills, 30 The Market in South Water Street ^^-^-n. ^^

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