The Second Marshall Field's Great Clock In Chicago, Illinois Pictured On An Acrylic Fridge Magnet
The picture on this lovely acrylic fridge magnet, from the catalogues of World Wide Gifts, shows the Second Great Clock at the Marshall Field's Building in Chicago. Construction on the iconic Marshall Field's building began in 1879 and was added to over the years creating the building that can be seen today. The first of the Great Clocks was first installed in 1897 and replaced in 1907. The second of the Great Clocks was installed on another corner of the store, at the junction of State and Randolph, in 1904. Both clocks were designed by the firm of Graham, Anderson, Probst and White, and made of seven and three quarter tons of cast bronze.
The History Of The Marshall Field's Building In Chicago Illinois
The immense Marshall Field's building in Chicago is one of the largest retail store buildings in the world. It was the flagship store for Marshall Field and Company until it was taken over in 2005 and became the flagship store for Macy's in Chicago. The original nameplates for Marshall Field's remain on the building as recognition of the history of the building. In the early Twentieth Century Marshall Field's was the most successful wholesale and retail dry goods business in the world. It was the first United States department store to have a European buying office and the first to have in store dining. In 2005 Federated Department Stores purchased all of the stores owned by The May Department Stores Company, including Marshall Field's. As a result all of the Marshall Field's stores were converted to the Macy's name on 7 September 2006. The iconic Marshall Field's building in Chicago remains though, even though it is no longer a Marshall Field's store. The second of the Great Clocks on this building is pictured on our acrylic fridge magnet.