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The Manhattan Building is a 16-story building at 431 South Dearborn Street in Chicago, Illinois. It was designed by architect William Le Baron Jenney and constructed from 1889 to 1891. It is the oldest surviving skyscraper in the world to use a purely skeletal supporting structure. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 16, 1976, and designated a Chicago Landmark on July 7, 1978.
The Wright-Kay Building, originally the Schwankovsky Temple of Music, is one of the oldest buildings in downtown Detroit, Michigan. It was completed in 1891, and sat on the growing fringe of Detroit's Woodward Ave. It is between Grand Circus Park and Campus Martius Park, at the corner of Woodward and John R. It was later used by the founders of Wright-Kay jewelry from 1920 to 1978. Its current use includes a nightclub on the first floor with offices and residential units above.
The Wainwright Building is a 10-story red-brick landmark office building at 709 Chestnut Street in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. Built in 1890-91 and designed by Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan, it was among the first skyscrapers in the world. It was named for local financier Ellis Wainwright. It is described as "a highly influential prototype of the modern office building" by the National Register of Historic Places.
The Monadnock Building, also known as Monadnock Block, is a historic proto-skyscraper in the Loop district of downtown Chicago, Illinois. It is arguably the world's first skyscraper. The Monadnock is the tallest commercial building in the world with masonry load-bearing walls. It is located at 53 West Jackson Blvd. The seventeen-story building stands 197 feet (60 meters) tall.
The Manhattan Life Insurance Building, at No. 1 Wall Street, was one of the earliest skyscrapers of New York City. The building, which rose to 348 feet (106.1 m), was completed in 1894 to designs by the New York firm of Kimball & Thompson, and was slightly extended in 1904. It was the first skyscraper to pass the 100 meter mark.
The Milwaukee City Hall is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. It was finished in 1895, at which time it was the tallest habitable building in the United States. The city hall's bell tower, at 353 feet (108 m), also made it the second tallest structure in the nation, behind the Washington Monument. The Hall was Milwaukee's tallest building until completion of the US Bank Center in 1973. Milwaukee City Hall was designed by architect Henry C.
The Philadelphia Bourse Building was founded in 1891 by George E. Bartol, a grain and commodities exporter. It was modeled after the Bourse in Hamburg, Germany. Completed in 1895, it was the first commodities exchange in the United States. The architects were G. W. & W. D. Hewitt. Upon his return from a European trip in 1890, Bartol organized the Philadelphia business community. He asked each new member to pledge $1,000 to the project.
The American Tract Society Building is located at 150 Nassau Street in the Civic Center area of the New York City borough of Manhattan. The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission designated the American Tract Society Building as a landmark on 01999-06-15 June 15, 1999. The building was constructed from 1894 - 1895 and is one of the earliest examples of steel-frame skyscrapers in Manhattan. It was designed by the architect R. H.
Latter & Blum Building, originally and historically known as the Hennen Building, is an 11-story, 158 feet (48 m)-tall skyscraper in New Orleans, Louisiana USA. A Registered Historic Place, the building is located at 203 Carondelet Street at the uptown lake corner with Common Street, in the New Orleans Central Business District. The building is New Orleans' first and oldest skyscraper, holding the title of the city's tallest building from 1895-1904.