The store is located on State Street in The Loop in downtown Chicago. The original store nicknamed the great Marble Palace was destroyed by the Great Chicago Fire. It was rebuilt and destroyed by yet another fire in 1877. The store was originally owned by Field and Lietner and was more of a wholesale business supplying goods to smaller stores in the midwest and west. Later Mr. Field bought out Lietner and the store grew into the modern department store selling more luxurious goods. Marshall Field died in 1906 and Mr. Shedd, was appointed the new President. The current store opened in 1907 and includes a beautiful Tiffany ceiling.
favrile glass, containing over 1.6 million pieces. It is beautiful. The photos do not do it justice.
The clocks on the corners are listed on the National Historic Registry as is the building. It is said that this corner was a popular meeting place where Chicago visitors and residents would meet and/or leave notes.
you can see the two styles here. The center 2 columns that are slightly higher and lower than the sides... that used to be an alley.
original elevator doors
In 2004 Target Corporation sold Marshall Fields to Macy's.