Sunday, 16 September 2012

Chicago - Art deco Elevator Doors

I have never seen so many exquisite elevator doors as I did in Chicago.  It could be because I was looking out for them, but it certainly didn't take a lot of effort to end up with the batch below...

Now these don't look art deco but exceptional nonetheless -

and see how impressive a whole bank of them looked!


  1. Beautiful photos (and elevator doors)! I think the one in our hotel may have had peacock wings, but now I can't remember if it was a door or an elevator.

  2. Thanks, Peggy. Did you stay at the Palmer House hotel? I have a photo of the peacock doors in an earlier post. Check out the post under Chicago - Interiors.

  3. Can you tell me where you took the last two photos (single elevator and then bank of them)? Thanks!

  4. Hi Andrea, Sorry I missed your comment. It's been a while since I was in Chicago so I can't really remember where I took some of the pictures. But looking at another picture I took of the revolving doors in a similar style, I noted the name of "Harris" on the glass door. So it's possible that it's in the Harris Bank Building at 119 West Monroe Street. It was built in 1910 so likely the same period.