Monday, February 08, 2010

Juliet to return to Michigan Ave? Montgomery Ward balconies are back.

Courtesy of our indefatigable correspondent Bob Johnson, the condo rehab of Schmidt, Garden's 1898 former Montgomery Ward building at 6 North Michigan appears to be nearing the end of its long restoration. In May of 2008, the top was still a long way from finished.
Now, the tracery and ornament have been restored along the windows, and the loggia has regrown its balconies.
It's a very handsome reconstruction, but we're still a long way from the original loopy yet majestic crown. Now the preface has become the entire book. Still, I suppose a handsome crew cut has its own charms.

1 comment:

Stephanie SeRine Photography said...

Looks like it would be a great place to live!