Thursday Doors: Fisher Building, Chicago (circa 1896)

The always awesome Norm from Norm 2.0 has a great weekly feature called, “Thursday Doors”.  He invites fellow bloggers to share unique and interesting doors that we happen upon.

The above photo is that of the entrance to the “Fisher Building” which is located in “the loop” area in downtown Chicago.

Built in 1896, this neo-gothic style, 20-story building was sanctioned by paper tycoon Lucius Fisher.

Although the doors appear modern, the ornate detail around them is original to the building.  I can see what appears to be fish (albeit scary-looking), cherubs, and seashells).

I’m always happy to see original doors on buildings, but if that isn’t practical, it’s nice to see the original frames that make these doors extra special.

Thanks to Norm for hosting this fun, weekly challenge!

  18 comments for “Thursday Doors: Fisher Building, Chicago (circa 1896)

  1. June 27, 2019 at 8:29 am

    What a fabulous ornate entrance.

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  2. June 27, 2019 at 9:11 am

    It’s one of my favorite days here Cher, you know I am fascinated with doors…and this is a beautiful one! How many people have passed through these doors, how many lives lived out on the floors above…awesome! ❤ xx

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    • June 27, 2019 at 2:10 pm

      Ah, that is so cool, Holly! And yes, it is fascinating to think about, isn’t it? Here’s another little door tidbit that I didn’t include in the post. Apparently the names of those “back in the day” who used to have offices in the building are still on the doors! I think it might actually be the apartment doors. So “Mr. Smith” who worked in the building 70 years ago still has his name on a door! I just love that! Thank you, my dear! Cher xo

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      • June 27, 2019 at 7:09 pm

        That is both delightful and spooky. Lol. Thanks for the fabulous info. xo

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      • June 27, 2019 at 7:21 pm

        Isn’t it? I love that, Holly! I have a little saying that bodes well with how you described it; I call it, “creepy neat!” 😉 xo

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      • June 27, 2019 at 7:56 pm

        Perfect ! That’s what it is xx

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      • June 28, 2019 at 7:46 pm

        Ah, thank you, Holly! Cher xo

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  3. June 27, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    Such a piece of art!

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  4. Amy
    June 27, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    That is a remarkable door! Beautifully captured 👍👍

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    • June 27, 2019 at 5:29 pm

      Thanks so much, Amy! It sure is something, isn’t it? Cher xo

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  5. June 27, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    That is some serious intricate carving work. What an impressive entranceway. Nice find 🙂

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    • June 27, 2019 at 7:45 pm

      It sure is, Norm! Ah, thank you! It was literally a stumble upon! 😉 Cher xo

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  6. June 29, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    Ornate and impressive! 🙂

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