THE PULLMAN STATE HISTORIC SITE

Images in the collection -- Subject Beman, Solon Spencer

A Proud Old Lady Admits Her Age

Copy from two undated, unidentified newspaper articles about the 1884 Pullman Building in downtown Chicago. Talks about the building in 1956 as it is ready to be torn down.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Pullman_Building; Architecture; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

Arched stone windows above entrance.

Color photograph showing 1887 church, now known as United Methodist Church of Batavia, at 8 N. Batavia Avenue, Batavia. This early church shows Beman's affinity with east coast architects such as Richard Upjohn (whose studio he trained in) and H. H. Richardson. It's rusticated stone, bold arches, tower, round bays, and stacked roofline create a picturesque building in a style very different from Elim Luthern Church built only one year later. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Beman - Alice N. Tomlinson Residence, 1904

Color photograph of Tomlinson residence at 5317 S. University, Chicago. The stone and marble facade of this home features stone brackets along the unusual gambrel roofline, with double bays on the first and second floors surrounded with a stone balcony. The tile roofs of the second floor bays hint that the original main roof was probably also tiles. The delicate carved tops of the porch marble columns is overwhelmed by the massive scale of the rest of the building. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Beman - Crab Tree Dairy Farm, 1911

Color photograph by Paul Petraitis. This ten building complex at 1 Sheridan Road, Lake Bluff, Illinois, was originally built for Mrs. Scott Durand. The dairy's main building features a clock tower, with wings on either side, fronting a reflecting pool. The dairy architecture evokes Germany or Scandinavia. This was Beman's last grouping of buildings. Today restored and housing a world-class collection of American and British Arts and Crafts artifacts. "Solon S. Beman:Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Beman - David O. Strong Residence, 1888

Color photograph of Strong residence located at 1019 E. 48th Street, Chicago.This gray stucco house shows many attributes of Queen Anne design, including the asymmetrical entrance porch, 2-story bay, deep eaves with brackets and the deep row of windows in the 3rd floor roofline peak. It may have originally been a brick house with the addition of stucco now covering other period details. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Beman - Dr. John C. Cook Residence, 1884

Color photograph of Cook residence at 5708 S. Harper, Chicago. This now shingled home, showing many Queen Anne style details with its arched porch opening, complex roofline, and eyebrow window, also features the multi-paned window detail found in many Pullman houses. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Beman - Edward H. Turner Residence, 1888

Color photograph of Turner residence at 4935 S. Greenwood, Chicago. This simple brick and stone house evokes the Queen Anne style with its large front 2-story turreted tower, round porch, colonnaded classical entrance, and bracketed eaves. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Beman - Elim Luthern Church, 1888

Color photograph of Elim Luthern Church, now known as Reformation Luthern Church, located at 11310 S. Forest Avenue, Chicago. In 1935, the original wood exterior was covered in brick and stone and the lower section was expanded for new Sunday School rooms, changing its appearance to what we see today. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Palmer_Park; Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Beman - F. M. Reynolds Residence, 1884

Color photograph showing the Queen Anne clapboard house at 5759 S. Harper, Chicago. The house retains many of its original details, including original windows, brackets, porch details such as cut-outs and spindles, and side-lights around its unusual front door, providing a charming house in what was originally a rural setting. The house is now painted white with red and grey trim. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Beman - Fifth Church of Christ Scientist, 1904

Color photograph by Linda Beierle Bullen, of Fifth Church of Christ Scientist at 4840 S. Dorchester, Chicago. Now known as Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, this building conveys majesty and scale. Though it has no pedimented focal point, the pedimented and pilastered double entrances, with a colonnated front porch, provide symmetry to an impressive facade. The original cast iron lighting fixtures remain. Fenced off and looking abandoned, the future of this Beman building seems uncertain. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Beman - First Church of Christ Scientist, 1897

Color photograph by Linda Beierle Bullen, showing First Church of Christ Scientist, 1897 at 4017 S. Drexel Boulevard, Chicago. Now known as Grant Memorial AME Church, Beman modeled this first of many Christian Scientist Churches on the Erechtheion on the Acropolis in Athens and his Classical Greek style set a pattern for later churches. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Beman - First Methodist Evangelical Church, 1887

Color photograph showing 1887 church, now known as United Methodist Church of Batavia, at 8 N. Batavia Avenue, Batavia. This early church shows Beman's affinity with east coast architects such as Richard Upjohn (whose studio he trained in) and H. H. Richardson. It's rusticated stone, bold arches, tower, round bays, and stacked roofline create a picturesque building in a style very different from Elim Luthern Church built only one year later. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Beman - Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church 1890

Color photograph of Holy Rosary showing rusticated limestone high foundation with red brick facade. Corner tower dominates the facade. Built on what was originally Pullman Company land for company employees, Holy Rosary todaty serves a diverse community including many descendents of Pullman employees.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Beman - John A. Jackman, Jr. Double Residence, 1884

Color photograph of double house at 5832-5834 S. Harper, Chicago. John Jackman was a manager at the Pullman Company when he commissioned Beman to build several houses in the Hyde Park development known as Rosalie Terrace. These clapboard houses share a chimney highlighted with terra cotta tiles and decorative wooden cutwork as well as many original porch details. "Solon S. Beman:Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Beman - John A. Jackman, Jr. residential commission

In 1884, John A. Jackman,Jr. hired Beman to build this residence at 5824 S. Harper in Chicago. Jackman was a manager at the Pullman Company and he hired Beman to design a number of houses on the block. This tall, 2-story house has deep, peaked dormers, an open 2-story sleeping porch and a 2-story bay in the front but is not covered in cedar shingle. The original porch roof has been changed as well. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Beman - John Griffith Residence, 1892

Color photograph of Griffith residence at 3806 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago. This imposing Chateau-style mansion has many features in common with the Kimball residence on Prairie Avenue, built about the same time. The stone house features a complex roofline with a stone bracketed tower, spires, gothic details, and round and faceted bays. Although far less opulent than the Kimball house, the chateau-style popularized by Solon Beman is clearly evident. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Beman - John S. Runnells Residence, 1896

Color Photograph of the Runnells house at 1525 N. State Parkway in Chicago. This refined roman brick and stone house is the epitome of elegance. Far from the fussy Queen Anne and elaborate French Chateau styles Beman had been creating for clients, here he mixes classical features with a premonition of prairie school details. In 1911 John Runnells was elected President of the Pullman Company when Robert Todd Lincoln resigned. He had been with the company since 1888, served as President of the Roseland State Bank in 1909, and remained President of the Pullman Company until 1922. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photographic Materials

Beman - Mines and Mining Building

Scan of black and white photographs from World's Columbian Exposition Illustrated, 1891, showing the Mines and Mining Building under construction.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Fairs; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Beman - Mines and Mining Building

Scan of black and white photographs from World's Columbian Exposition Illustrated, 1891, showing the Mines and Mining Building under construction.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Fairs; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Beman - Mines and Mining Building

Scan of black and white photographs from World's Columbian Exposition Illustrated, 1891, showing the Mines and Mining Building under construction.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Fairs; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Beman - Roseland Presbyterian Church, 1910

Color photograph of Roseland Presbyterian Church located at 11200 S. State Street, Chicago. Now known as Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, this simple church of yellow brick and limestone was built late in Beman's career. It still retains its beautiful early leaded glass windows and has symetrical entrances facing State Street. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Beman - Second Church of Christ Scientist, 1899

Color photograph of Beman's Second Church of Christ Scientist, 1899, located at 2700 N. Pine Grove Avenue, Chicago. Upon seeing Beman's Merchant Tailor Building at the Columbian Exposition, Mary Baker Eddy commissioned Beman to build Christian Science churches. This is a fine example retaining a high degree of integrity and fine details. The colonnaded entrance with ionic capitals and pedimented roofline are typical elements of this classical style. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Beman - The T. B. Blackstone Memorial Library, 1902

Color photograph of this branch of the Chicago Public Library located at 4904 S. Lake Park Avenue, Chicago. This building owes a debt to Beman's Merchant Tailor Building at the World's Columbian Exposition. Today the Library has retained a wealth of original details and is an active neighborhood branch library. Little expense was spared in its creation. Remaining are its beautiful bronze doors, elaborate terrazzo flooring, elegant glass dome, painted murals and many small interior details. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Beman - United Methodist Church of Batavia (Illinois)

Photographs taken by Mary Kay Delaplane in 1997.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Beman - William Burnett Residences, 1885

Color photographs of Burnett residences located at 635-639 E. Oakwood Boulevard, Chicago. Originally William Burnett asked Solon Beman to design four residences for him on this property. Today, three still exist in varying states of repair. In 2006 639 E. Oakwood was undergoing work. At this time its original porch, dormer, and windows have all been changed. 637 E. Oakwood has also undergone changes lost most of its original features; only the dormer shape and window/door openings seem original. 635 E. Oakwood still retains most of its original details with an original front door, porch brackets, bay window details and dormer roofline showing Beman's intent. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: ; Architecture; Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Beman - William H. Murray Residence, 1884

The Murray residence is located at 1919 S. Prairie Avenue in Chicago and is also known as the Marshall Field Jr. residence. Solon Beman's original Queen Anne house has been heavily altered and remodeled in 2006 as condominiums. The basic structure was red brick with a heavy stone foundation, stone quoins at the corners and stone banding at the 2nd and 3rd floor levels, with an arched entryway. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: ; Architecture; Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Beman - William Riley Beman Residence, 1884

Black and white photograph of house Beman built for his father at 5822 S. Harper Avenue, in Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. The exterior facade has been covered in siding but some original porch details remain and the 2-story bay seems original. The house seems a shadow of its original. "Solon S. Beman:Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: ; Architecture; Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Beman - William W. Kimball Residence, 1890-1892

Color photograph of Kimball house at 1801 S. Prairie Avenue, Chicago. Perhaps, the most famous of Beman's extant residences, the Kimball house epitomizes his "chateau" style that was much imitated after this house. The picturesque house with its many turrets, bays, round balcomies, elaborate chinmeys, iron work and delicate stone carving is one of the few remaining original mansions on Chicago's original "Gold Coast". George Pullman's mansion originally stood directly across the street, to the north. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: ; Architecture; Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Beman and Barrett 1890

Photograph showing Nathan Barrett and Solon Beman along the south wall of the Factory site. c. 1890

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Barrett,_Nathan_Franklin; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Beman and Barrett 1890

Photograph showing Nathan Barrett and Solon Beman at north edge of Lake Vista on Factory site, c. 1890

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Barrett,_Nathan_Franklin; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Beman and Barrett at Lake Vista

Framed and matted print of Solon Beman and Nathan Barrett beside Lake Vista c. 1890

Subject: Arcade_Building; Administration_Building; Barrett,_Nathan_Franklin; Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Hotel_Florence_--_Exterior; Pullman_Landscape_Design; Pullman_Palace_Car_Company; Pullman_Views; Format: Printed Materials - Other

Bronze front door.

Color photograph of this branch of the Chicago Public Library located at 4904 S. Lake Park Avenue, Chicago. This building owes a debt to Beman's Merchant Tailor Building at the World's Columbian Exposition. Today the Library has retained a wealth of original details and is an active neighborhood branch library. Little expense was spared in its creation. Remaining are its beautiful bronze doors, elaborate terrazzo flooring, elegant glass dome, painted murals and many small interior details. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Central facade inscription.

Color photograph by Linda Beierle Bullen, of Fifth Church of Christ Scientist at 4840 S. Dorchester, Chicago. Now known as Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, this building conveys majesty and scale. Though it has no pedimented focal point, the pedimented and pilastered double entrances, with a colonnated front porch, provide symmetry to an impressive facade. The original cast iron lighting fixtures remain. Fenced off and looking abandoned, the future of this Beman building seems uncertain. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Chicago History

The magazine of the Chicago Historical Society. Summer 1977. vo.6, no.2. See article "Where is Athens Now? The Fine Arts Building 1898 to 1918" about Solon S. Beman's building in Chicago.

Subject: Chicago_History; Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

Commemorative plaque for 100th Anniversary.

Color photograph of this branch of the Chicago Public Library located at 4904 S. Lake Park Avenue, Chicago. This building owes a debt to Beman's Merchant Tailor Building at the World's Columbian Exposition. Today the Library has retained a wealth of original details and is an active neighborhood branch library. Little expense was spared in its creation. Remaining are its beautiful bronze doors, elaborate terrazzo flooring, elegant glass dome, painted murals and many small interior details. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Corner View of Church.

Color photograph showing 1887 church, now known as United Methodist Church of Batavia, at 8 N. Batavia Avenue, Batavia. This early church shows Beman's affinity with east coast architects such as Richard Upjohn (whose studio he trained in) and H. H. Richardson. It's rusticated stone, bold arches, tower, round bays, and stacked roofline create a picturesque building in a style very different from Elim Luthern Church built only one year later. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Corner view of church.

Color photograph of Roseland Presbyterian Church located at 11200 S. State Street, Chicago. Now known as Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, this simple church of yellow brick and limestone was built late in Beman's career. It still retains its beautiful early leaded glass windows and has symetrical entrances facing State Street. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Corner view of facade.

Color photograph of Cook residence at 5708 S. Harper, Chicago. This now shingled home, showing many Queen Anne style details with its arched porch opening, complex roofline, and eyebrow window, also features the multi-paned window detail found in many Pullman houses. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Curved bench in front.

Color photograph of this branch of the Chicago Public Library located at 4904 S. Lake Park Avenue, Chicago. This building owes a debt to Beman's Merchant Tailor Building at the World's Columbian Exposition. Today the Library has retained a wealth of original details and is an active neighborhood branch library. Little expense was spared in its creation. Remaining are its beautiful bronze doors, elaborate terrazzo flooring, elegant glass dome, painted murals and many small interior details. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Detail of arched entrance.

Color photograph of Cook residence at 5708 S. Harper, Chicago. This now shingled home, showing many Queen Anne style details with its arched porch opening, complex roofline, and eyebrow window, also features the multi-paned window detail found in many Pullman houses. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Detail of entrance.

Color photograph showing the Queen Anne clapboard house at 5759 S. Harper, Chicago. The house retains many of its original details, including original windows, brackets, porch details such as cut-outs and spindles, and side-lights around its unusual front door, providing a charming house in what was originally a rural setting. The house is now painted white with red and grey trim. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Detail of terrazzo floor.

Color photograph of this branch of the Chicago Public Library located at 4904 S. Lake Park Avenue, Chicago. This building owes a debt to Beman's Merchant Tailor Building at the World's Columbian Exposition. Today the Library has retained a wealth of original details and is an active neighborhood branch library. Little expense was spared in its creation. Remaining are its beautiful bronze doors, elaborate terrazzo flooring, elegant glass dome, painted murals and many small interior details. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Detail of terrazzo floor.

Color photograph of this branch of the Chicago Public Library located at 4904 S. Lake Park Avenue, Chicago. This building owes a debt to Beman's Merchant Tailor Building at the World's Columbian Exposition. Today the Library has retained a wealth of original details and is an active neighborhood branch library. Little expense was spared in its creation. Remaining are its beautiful bronze doors, elaborate terrazzo flooring, elegant glass dome, painted murals and many small interior details. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Elim today is known as Reformation Luthern Church.

Color photograph of Elim Luthern Church, now known as Reformation Luthern Church, located at 11310 S. Forest Avenue, Chicago. In 1935, the original wood exterior was covered in brick and stone and the lower section was expanded for new Sunday School rooms, changing its appearance to what we see today. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Palmer_Park; Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Facade inscription.

Color photograph by Linda Beierle Bullen, showing First Church of Christ Scientist, 1897 at 4017 S. Drexel Boulevard, Chicago. Now known as Grant Memorial AME Church, Beman modeled this first of many Christian Scientist Churches on the Erechtheion on the Acropolis in Athens and his Classical Greek style set a pattern for later churches. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Facade inscription.

Color photograph by Linda Beierle Bullen, showing First Church of Christ Scientist, 1897 at 4017 S. Drexel Boulevard, Chicago. Now known as Grant Memorial AME Church, Beman modeled this first of many Christian Scientist Churches on the Erechtheion on the Acropolis in Athens and his Classical Greek style set a pattern for later churches. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Facade inscription.

Color photograph by Linda Beierle Bullen, showing First Church of Christ Scientist, 1897 at 4017 S. Drexel Boulevard, Chicago. Now known as Grant Memorial AME Church, Beman modeled this first of many Christian Scientist Churches on the Erechtheion on the Acropolis in Athens and his Classical Greek style set a pattern for later churches. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Facade inscription.

Color photograph by Linda Beierle Bullen, of Fifth Church of Christ Scientist at 4840 S. Dorchester, Chicago. Now known as Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, this building conveys majesty and scale. Though it has no pedimented focal point, the pedimented and pilastered double entrances, with a colonnated front porch, provide symmetry to an impressive facade. The original cast iron lighting fixtures remain. Fenced off and looking abandoned, the future of this Beman building seems uncertain. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Facade inscription.

Color photograph by Linda Beierle Bullen, of Fifth Church of Christ Scientist at 4840 S. Dorchester, Chicago. Now known as Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, this building conveys majesty and scale. Though it has no pedimented focal point, the pedimented and pilastered double entrances, with a colonnated front porch, provide symmetry to an impressive facade. The original cast iron lighting fixtures remain. Fenced off and looking abandoned, the future of this Beman building seems uncertain. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Format: Photograph (all forms)

First floor stacks.

Color photograph of this branch of the Chicago Public Library located at 4904 S. Lake Park Avenue, Chicago. This building owes a debt to Beman's Merchant Tailor Building at the World's Columbian Exposition. Today the Library has retained a wealth of original details and is an active neighborhood branch library. Little expense was spared in its creation. Remaining are its beautiful bronze doors, elaborate terrazzo flooring, elegant glass dome, painted murals and many small interior details. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Front colonnade entrance with original cast iron lighting fixtures.

Color photograph of Beman's Second Church of Christ Scientist, 1899, located at 2700 N. Pine Grove Avenue, Chicago. Upon seeing Beman's Merchant Tailor Building at the Columbian Exposition, Mary Baker Eddy commissioned Beman to build Christian Science churches. This is a fine example retaining a high degree of integrity and fine details. The colonnaded entrance with ionic capitals and pedimented roofline are typical elements of this classical style. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Front Detail

Color photograph of this branch of the Chicago Public Library located at 4904 S. Lake Park Avenue, Chicago. This building owes a debt to Beman's Merchant Tailor Building at the World's Columbian Exposition. Today the Library has retained a wealth of original details and is an active neighborhood branch library. Little expense was spared in its creation. Remaining are its beautiful bronze doors, elaborate terrazzo flooring, elegant glass dome, painted murals and many small interior details. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Front entrance with arched stone doorway and twin bays on either side.

Color photograph showing 1887 church, now known as United Methodist Church of Batavia, at 8 N. Batavia Avenue, Batavia. This early church shows Beman's affinity with east coast architects such as Richard Upjohn (whose studio he trained in) and H. H. Richardson. It's rusticated stone, bold arches, tower, round bays, and stacked roofline create a picturesque building in a style very different from Elim Luthern Church built only one year later. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Front Entrance.

Color photograph by Linda Beierle Bullen, showing First Church of Christ Scientist, 1897 at 4017 S. Drexel Boulevard, Chicago. Now known as Grant Memorial AME Church, Beman modeled this first of many Christian Scientist Churches on the Erechtheion on the Acropolis in Athens and his Classical Greek style set a pattern for later churches. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Front entrance.

Color photograph of Holy Rosary showing rusticated limestone high foundation with red brick facade. Corner tower dominates the facade. Built on what was originally Pullman Company land for company employees, Holy Rosary todaty serves a diverse community including many descendents of Pullman employees.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Front porch view of Turner Residence.

Color photograph of Turner residence at 4935 S. Greenwood, Chicago. This simple brick and stone house evokes the Queen Anne style with its large front 2-story turreted tower, round porch, colonnaded classical entrance, and bracketed eaves. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Greenstone Church and Park

Stereoscopic Card of the Greenstone Church viewed from through Arcade Park. Shows a group of children and early landscaping c. 1883.

Subject: Arcade_Park; Barrett,_Nathan_Franklin; Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Greenstone_Church; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Hotel Florence, a National Landmark

Two articles from The Times, November 11, 1979, describing the Hotel FLorence.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Chicago_History; Hotel_Florence_--_Exterior; Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Hotel_Florence_--_Post_1975; Hotel_Florence_History; Pullman_(General); Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

In 1903 The Chicago Park Commission proposed to create Palmer Park on land that included the Elim Church property. The church was moved from the N.E. corner to its location today on the S.E. corner. In this photo by Henry Koopman, workmen are busy creating Palmer Park. Elim is in its new location in the background and Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church is on the far left.

Color photograph of Elim Luthern Church, now known as Reformation Luthern Church, located at 11310 S. Forest Avenue, Chicago. In 1935, the original wood exterior was covered in brick and stone and the lower section was expanded for new Sunday School rooms, changing its appearance to what we see today. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Palmer_Park; Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Inner doors with terrazzo border.

Color photograph of this branch of the Chicago Public Library located at 4904 S. Lake Park Avenue, Chicago. This building owes a debt to Beman's Merchant Tailor Building at the World's Columbian Exposition. Today the Library has retained a wealth of original details and is an active neighborhood branch library. Little expense was spared in its creation. Remaining are its beautiful bronze doors, elaborate terrazzo flooring, elegant glass dome, painted murals and many small interior details. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Interesting Things... 2000-2003

Series of essays and anecdotes relating to the social history of Pullman, for publication in the Pullman Flyer. Typed original and draft copies, some with photos and banner layout.

Subject: World_War_II; World_War_I; War_Memorial; Victorian_Era_-_general; The_Snow_Cruiser; Regional; Reference; Pullman_Water_Tower; Pullman_Train_Cars; Pullman_Town; Pullman_People; Pullman_Landscape_Design; Pullman_Labor_History; Pullman_Houses; Pullman_Family; Pullman_1998_Factory_Fire; Pullman_-_Post_1975; Pullman_(General); Organizations_--_Pullman_Improvement_Association; Organizations_--_Pullman_Civic_Organization; Organizations_--_Other; Organizations_--_Historic_Pullman_Foundation; Memorials; Lake_Calumet; Labor_History,_other; Illinois_History; Hotel_Florence_History; Historic_Reference; General/Misc.; Factory_Site; Chicago_History; Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Barrett,_Nathan_Franklin; Architecture; Arcade_Building; Administration_Building; Format: Printed Materials - Other

Interior

Photographs taken by Mary Kay Delaplane in 1997.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Interior

Photographs taken by Mary Kay Delaplane in 1997.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Interior lobby mural

Color photograph of this branch of the Chicago Public Library located at 4904 S. Lake Park Avenue, Chicago. This building owes a debt to Beman's Merchant Tailor Building at the World's Columbian Exposition. Today the Library has retained a wealth of original details and is an active neighborhood branch library. Little expense was spared in its creation. Remaining are its beautiful bronze doors, elaborate terrazzo flooring, elegant glass dome, painted murals and many small interior details. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Interior lobby mural

Color photograph of this branch of the Chicago Public Library located at 4904 S. Lake Park Avenue, Chicago. This building owes a debt to Beman's Merchant Tailor Building at the World's Columbian Exposition. Today the Library has retained a wealth of original details and is an active neighborhood branch library. Little expense was spared in its creation. Remaining are its beautiful bronze doors, elaborate terrazzo flooring, elegant glass dome, painted murals and many small interior details. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Interior lobby mural.

Color photograph of this branch of the Chicago Public Library located at 4904 S. Lake Park Avenue, Chicago. This building owes a debt to Beman's Merchant Tailor Building at the World's Columbian Exposition. Today the Library has retained a wealth of original details and is an active neighborhood branch library. Little expense was spared in its creation. Remaining are its beautiful bronze doors, elaborate terrazzo flooring, elegant glass dome, painted murals and many small interior details. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Ionic Column Detail.

Color photograph by Linda Beierle Bullen, showing First Church of Christ Scientist, 1897 at 4017 S. Drexel Boulevard, Chicago. Now known as Grant Memorial AME Church, Beman modeled this first of many Christian Scientist Churches on the Erechtheion on the Acropolis in Athens and his Classical Greek style set a pattern for later churches. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Letter sent with photos

Photographs taken by Mary Kay Delaplane in 1997.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Lobby dome.

Color photograph of this branch of the Chicago Public Library located at 4904 S. Lake Park Avenue, Chicago. This building owes a debt to Beman's Merchant Tailor Building at the World's Columbian Exposition. Today the Library has retained a wealth of original details and is an active neighborhood branch library. Little expense was spared in its creation. Remaining are its beautiful bronze doors, elaborate terrazzo flooring, elegant glass dome, painted murals and many small interior details. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Lobby lighting fixture.

Color photograph of this branch of the Chicago Public Library located at 4904 S. Lake Park Avenue, Chicago. This building owes a debt to Beman's Merchant Tailor Building at the World's Columbian Exposition. Today the Library has retained a wealth of original details and is an active neighborhood branch library. Little expense was spared in its creation. Remaining are its beautiful bronze doors, elaborate terrazzo flooring, elegant glass dome, painted murals and many small interior details. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Looking into the main rotunda.

Color photograph of this branch of the Chicago Public Library located at 4904 S. Lake Park Avenue, Chicago. This building owes a debt to Beman's Merchant Tailor Building at the World's Columbian Exposition. Today the Library has retained a wealth of original details and is an active neighborhood branch library. Little expense was spared in its creation. Remaining are its beautiful bronze doors, elaborate terrazzo flooring, elegant glass dome, painted murals and many small interior details. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Market Hall Plans

Copies of microfilm plans by Solon S. Beman, 4 photos to a sheet

Subject: Market_Hall; Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Montage of details, including cornerstone.

Color photograph of Beman's Second Church of Christ Scientist, 1899, located at 2700 N. Pine Grove Avenue, Chicago. Upon seeing Beman's Merchant Tailor Building at the Columbian Exposition, Mary Baker Eddy commissioned Beman to build Christian Science churches. This is a fine example retaining a high degree of integrity and fine details. The colonnaded entrance with ionic capitals and pedimented roofline are typical elements of this classical style. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Ogee roof detail.

Color photograph of double house at 5832-5834 S. Harper, Chicago. John Jackman was a manager at the Pullman Company when he commissioned Beman to build several houses in the Hyde Park development known as Rosalie Terrace. These clapboard houses share a chimney highlighted with terra cotta tiles and decorative wooden cutwork as well as many original porch details. "Solon S. Beman:Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Original exterior cast iron lighting fixture with four light arms surrounding a central fixture.

Color photograph by Linda Beierle Bullen, of Fifth Church of Christ Scientist at 4840 S. Dorchester, Chicago. Now known as Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, this building conveys majesty and scale. Though it has no pedimented focal point, the pedimented and pilastered double entrances, with a colonnated front porch, provide symmetry to an impressive facade. The original cast iron lighting fixtures remain. Fenced off and looking abandoned, the future of this Beman building seems uncertain. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Originally name "The Svenka Ev. Lutherska Elims Forsamlingen", this church was built by Solon Beman in 1888.

Color photograph of Elim Luthern Church, now known as Reformation Luthern Church, located at 11310 S. Forest Avenue, Chicago. In 1935, the original wood exterior was covered in brick and stone and the lower section was expanded for new Sunday School rooms, changing its appearance to what we see today. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Palmer_Park; Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Pullman

Article from The Star, March 5, 1972 on archtecture and art of Pullman buildings.

Subject: Pullman_(General); Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

Pullman

Article from The Star, March 5, 1972 on archtecture and art of Pullman buildings.

Subject: Pullman_(General); Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

Pullman Beautiful

Copy of typed original. Topic: Greenstone Church.

Subject: Architecture; Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Chicago_History; Churches_-_Roseland,_Pullman; Greenstone_Church; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

Pullman Beautiful

Copy of typed original. Topic: Greenstone Church.

Subject: Architecture; Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Chicago_History; Churches_-_Roseland,_Pullman; Greenstone_Church; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

Pullman Beautiful (Nice Things About Pullman Past and Present)

Typed and hand-notated original article; topic is John Erstman and the origins of the Beman Committee of the PUllman Civic Organization.

Subject: Pullman_Town; Pullman_People; Pullman_Houses; Preservation/_Architecture_(General); Organizations_--_Pullman_Civic_Organization; Historic_Reference; Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

Pullman Beautiful (Nice Things About Pullman Past and Present)

Typed and hand-notated original article; topic is John Erstman and the origins of the Beman Committee of the PUllman Civic Organization.

Subject: Pullman_Town; Pullman_People; Pullman_Houses; Preservation/_Architecture_(General); Organizations_--_Pullman_Civic_Organization; Historic_Reference; Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

Pullman Clocktower/Admin Building with Lake Vista

Copy of a photograph showing the original 1881 Pullman Clocktower/Administration Building with north and south wings and Lake Vista om front.

Subject: Administration_Building; Architecture; Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Factory_Site; Pullman_Palace_Car_Company; Pullman_Standard_Car_Mfg_Company; Pullman_Train_Cars; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Pullman opening doors to history - and to you

Newspaper article published October 10, 1974 in the Chicago Tribune. Describes the first Pullman House Tour.

Subject: Architecture; Barrett,_Nathan_Franklin; Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Chicago_History; Historic_Reference; House_Tour; Organizations_--_Historic_Pullman_Foundation; Organizations_--_Pullman_Civic_Organization; Pullman_Houses; Pullman_Town; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

Pullman Train Depot Station Drawing

A line drawing/print of the Pullman Train Depot c. 1890s.

Subject: Pullman_Freight_Depot; Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Printed Materials - Other

Pullman Train Station Drawing

A detailed line drawing print of the Pullman Train Station c. 1910

Subject: Pullman_Train_Station; Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Printed Materials - Other

Pullman's dream lives as landmark

Article from the Chicago Sun Times, July 30, 1974 describes Pullman history and present-day living.

Subject: Architecture; Barrett,_Nathan_Franklin; Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Chicago_History; Historic_Reference; Organizations_--_Historic_Pullman_Foundation; Organizations_--_Pullman_Civic_Organization; Preservation/_Architecture_(General); Pullman_Houses; Pullman_People; Pullman_Town; Pullman_Workers; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

Pullman's dream lives as landmark

Article from the Chicago Sun Times, July 30, 1974 describes Pullman history and present-day living.

Subject: Architecture; Barrett,_Nathan_Franklin; Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Chicago_History; Historic_Reference; Organizations_--_Historic_Pullman_Foundation; Organizations_--_Pullman_Civic_Organization; Preservation/_Architecture_(General); Pullman_Houses; Pullman_People; Pullman_Town; Pullman_Workers; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

Pullman: A Social Study

Copy of an article appearing in Harper's New Monthly Magazine, 1889.

Subject: Pullman_Views; Pullman_Stables; Pullman_Palace_Car_Company; Pullman_Houses; Pullman_Building; Pullman_Bank; Pullman_Labor_History; Market_Hall; Hotel_Florence_--_Exterior; Greenstone_Church; Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Arcade_Theatre; Arcade_Shops; Arcade_Park; Arcade_Library; Arcade_Building; Format: Printed Materials - Publications

Roof and window details.

Color photograph of Beman's Second Church of Christ Scientist, 1899, located at 2700 N. Pine Grove Avenue, Chicago. Upon seeing Beman's Merchant Tailor Building at the Columbian Exposition, Mary Baker Eddy commissioned Beman to build Christian Science churches. This is a fine example retaining a high degree of integrity and fine details. The colonnaded entrance with ionic capitals and pedimented roofline are typical elements of this classical style. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Roofline and tower gothic details.

Color photograph of Griffith residence at 3806 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago. This imposing Chateau-style mansion has many features in common with the Kimball residence on Prairie Avenue, built about the same time. The stone house features a complex roofline with a stone bracketed tower, spires, gothic details, and round and faceted bays. Although far less opulent than the Kimball house, the chateau-style popularized by Solon Beman is clearly evident. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Runnells residence classical entranceway with original stair railing.

Color Photograph of the Runnells house at 1525 N. State Parkway in Chicago. This refined roman brick and stone house is the epitome of elegance. Far from the fussy Queen Anne and elaborate French Chateau styles Beman had been creating for clients, here he mixes classical features with a premonition of prairie school details. In 1911 John Runnells was elected President of the Pullman Company when Robert Todd Lincoln resigned. He had been with the company since 1888, served as President of the Roseland State Bank in 1909, and remained President of the Pullman Company until 1922. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photographic Materials

S.S. Beman Office

Negative showing the office of S. S. Beman in the Pullman Building.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Pullman_Building; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Side and porch view.

Color photograph of Tomlinson residence at 5317 S. University, Chicago. The stone and marble facade of this home features stone brackets along the unusual gambrel roofline, with double bays on the first and second floors surrounded with a stone balcony. The tile roofs of the second floor bays hint that the original main roof was probably also tiles. The delicate carved tops of the porch marble columns is overwhelmed by the massive scale of the rest of the building. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Side elevation.

Color photograph of Holy Rosary showing rusticated limestone high foundation with red brick facade. Corner tower dominates the facade. Built on what was originally Pullman Company land for company employees, Holy Rosary todaty serves a diverse community including many descendents of Pullman employees.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Side elevation.

Color photograph of Beman's Second Church of Christ Scientist, 1899, located at 2700 N. Pine Grove Avenue, Chicago. Upon seeing Beman's Merchant Tailor Building at the Columbian Exposition, Mary Baker Eddy commissioned Beman to build Christian Science churches. This is a fine example retaining a high degree of integrity and fine details. The colonnaded entrance with ionic capitals and pedimented roofline are typical elements of this classical style. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Side View of Turner Residence

Color photograph of Turner residence at 4935 S. Greenwood, Chicago. This simple brick and stone house evokes the Queen Anne style with its large front 2-story turreted tower, round porch, colonnaded classical entrance, and bracketed eaves. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Silo towers overlooking pond.

Color photograph by Paul Petraitis. This ten building complex at 1 Sheridan Road, Lake Bluff, Illinois, was originally built for Mrs. Scott Durand. The dairy's main building features a clock tower, with wings on either side, fronting a reflecting pool. The dairy architecture evokes Germany or Scandinavia. This was Beman's last grouping of buildings. Today restored and housing a world-class collection of American and British Arts and Crafts artifacts. "Solon S. Beman:Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Format: Photograph (all forms)

South Pullman CompanyTown Eyed as Landmark

Newspaper article from Chicago Tribune, 1972, relating to city landmark status. Describes other neighborhoods under consideration.

Subject: Barrett,_Nathan_Franklin; Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Chicago_History; Historic_Reference; Illinois_History; Labor_History,_other; Plans/_Reports/_Studys; Preservation/_Architecture_(General); Pullman_Houses; Pullman_Town; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

State Recognition of Pullman

Article published June 25, 1969 in the South End Reporter,

Subject: Architecture; Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Chicago_History; Historic_Reference; Illinois_History; Organizations_--_Pullman_Civic_Organization; Preservation/_Architecture_(General); Pullman_Town; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

Steps Being Taken to Preserve Pullman Area

Article describes the formation of the Beman Committee to acquire Landmarks status for Pullman.

Subject: Architecture; Barrett,_Nathan_Franklin; Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Chicago_History; Greenstone_Church; Historic_Reference; Hotel_Florence_--_Exterior; Illinois_History; Market_Hall; Organizations_--_Pullman_Civic_Organization; Preservation/_Architecture_(General); Pullman_Houses; Pullman_People; Pullman_Town; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

Terra Cotta tile details and wood cutout design.

Color photograph of double house at 5832-5834 S. Harper, Chicago. John Jackman was a manager at the Pullman Company when he commissioned Beman to build several houses in the Hyde Park development known as Rosalie Terrace. These clapboard houses share a chimney highlighted with terra cotta tiles and decorative wooden cutwork as well as many original porch details. "Solon S. Beman:Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Format: Photograph (all forms)

The Action Line

Newspaper column with reader questions about Pullman.

Subject: Architecture; Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Chicago_History; Factory_Site; Historic_Reference; Pullman_(General); Pullman_Houses; Pullman_Town; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

The City of Pullman: America's First Industrial Utopia and the Birth of the European Garden City

A copy of an article from Metropolitan Review Magazine, about historic and contemporary Pullman.

Subject: Architecture; Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Pullman_(General); Pullman_Palace_Car_Company; Pullman_People; Pullman_Town; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

The Pullman Building Postcard

Reproduction of a postcard series called Vanished Chicago Landmarks. The Pullman Building was designed by Solon S. Beman.

Subject: Architecture; Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Pullman_Building; Format: Printed Materials - Other

The three side bays have a crisp, geometric feeling and the deep window openings along the top and sides are unadorned and punched into the facade, evoking the prairie school style.

Color Photograph of the Runnells house at 1525 N. State Parkway in Chicago. This refined roman brick and stone house is the epitome of elegance. Far from the fussy Queen Anne and elaborate French Chateau styles Beman had been creating for clients, here he mixes classical features with a premonition of prairie school details. In 1911 John Runnells was elected President of the Pullman Company when Robert Todd Lincoln resigned. He had been with the company since 1888, served as President of the Roseland State Bank in 1909, and remained President of the Pullman Company until 1922. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photographic Materials

The Town of Pullman

18-page typed reference guide. The Town of Pullman section compiled by Carol Tome. Hotel Florence section compiled by Martha Brislen. Corliss Engine section compiled by Frank Beberdick. Full record available for viewing at the Bertha Ludlam Reading Room in the Hotel Florence.

Subject: Arcade_Building; Barrett,_Nathan_Franklin; Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Corliss_Engine; Greenstone_Church; Hotel_Florence_History; Market_Hall; Pullman_Company; Pullman_Workers; Format: Printed Materials - Other

Touring Pullman brochure

Booklet, "Touring Pullman"

Subject: Architecture; Barrett,_Nathan_Franklin; Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Chicago_History; Historic_Reference; Hotel_Florence_History; House_Tour; Organizations_--_Historic_Pullman_Foundation; Organizations_--_Pullman_Civic_Organization; Preservation/_Architecture_(General); Pullman_(General); Pullman_Houses; Pullman_Landscape_Design; Pullman_Town; Format: Printed Materials - Publications

Upper level stacks.

Color photograph of this branch of the Chicago Public Library located at 4904 S. Lake Park Avenue, Chicago. This building owes a debt to Beman's Merchant Tailor Building at the World's Columbian Exposition. Today the Library has retained a wealth of original details and is an active neighborhood branch library. Little expense was spared in its creation. Remaining are its beautiful bronze doors, elaborate terrazzo flooring, elegant glass dome, painted murals and many small interior details. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

View of double residences.

Color photograph of double house at 5832-5834 S. Harper, Chicago. John Jackman was a manager at the Pullman Company when he commissioned Beman to build several houses in the Hyde Park development known as Rosalie Terrace. These clapboard houses share a chimney highlighted with terra cotta tiles and decorative wooden cutwork as well as many original porch details. "Solon S. Beman:Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Format: Photograph (all forms)

View of eave details and porch.

Color photograph of Strong residence located at 1019 E. 48th Street, Chicago.This gray stucco house shows many attributes of Queen Anne design, including the asymmetrical entrance porch, 2-story bay, deep eaves with brackets and the deep row of windows in the 3rd floor roofline peak. It may have originally been a brick house with the addition of stucco now covering other period details. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

View of front entrance.

Color photograph of this branch of the Chicago Public Library located at 4904 S. Lake Park Avenue, Chicago. This building owes a debt to Beman's Merchant Tailor Building at the World's Columbian Exposition. Today the Library has retained a wealth of original details and is an active neighborhood branch library. Little expense was spared in its creation. Remaining are its beautiful bronze doors, elaborate terrazzo flooring, elegant glass dome, painted murals and many small interior details. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

View of porch.

Color photograph of Strong residence located at 1019 E. 48th Street, Chicago.This gray stucco house shows many attributes of Queen Anne design, including the asymmetrical entrance porch, 2-story bay, deep eaves with brackets and the deep row of windows in the 3rd floor roofline peak. It may have originally been a brick house with the addition of stucco now covering other period details. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

View of side and front facades.

In 1884, John A. Jackman,Jr. hired Beman to build this residence at 5824 S. Harper in Chicago. Jackman was a manager at the Pullman Company and he hired Beman to design a number of houses on the block. This tall, 2-story house has deep, peaked dormers, an open 2-story sleeping porch and a 2-story bay in the front but is not covered in cedar shingle. The original porch roof has been changed as well. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

View of tower with stone brackets and gothic details.

Color photograph of Griffith residence at 3806 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago. This imposing Chateau-style mansion has many features in common with the Kimball residence on Prairie Avenue, built about the same time. The stone house features a complex roofline with a stone bracketed tower, spires, gothic details, and round and faceted bays. Although far less opulent than the Kimball house, the chateau-style popularized by Solon Beman is clearly evident. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

View showing porch and doorway details.

Color photograph showing the Queen Anne clapboard house at 5759 S. Harper, Chicago. The house retains many of its original details, including original windows, brackets, porch details such as cut-outs and spindles, and side-lights around its unusual front door, providing a charming house in what was originally a rural setting. The house is now painted white with red and grey trim. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Water Fountain in form of bronze fish with Neptune's spear.

Color photograph of this branch of the Chicago Public Library located at 4904 S. Lake Park Avenue, Chicago. This building owes a debt to Beman's Merchant Tailor Building at the World's Columbian Exposition. Today the Library has retained a wealth of original details and is an active neighborhood branch library. Little expense was spared in its creation. Remaining are its beautiful bronze doors, elaborate terrazzo flooring, elegant glass dome, painted murals and many small interior details. "Solon S. Beman: Architecture in Illinois" exhibit.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Format: Photograph (all forms)

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