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Rockefeller Building, 614 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH



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Item Title


Location
614 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, OH

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS OH-2125
Building/structure dates: 1905 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1910 subsequent work
Significance: The Rockefeller Building, built between 1903 and 1905, was the first large building employing a structural steel skeleton to be erected in Cleveland. A feature of this early skyscraper, which would seem to have been inspired by Louis H. Sullivan's Guaranty Building of 1898 in Buffalo, NY (which it closely resembles), is the fidelity with which the structural elements are reflected in the exterior physical appearance. The building's design is simple, unencumbered and modern in feeling--even after 60 years.

Subjects
Offices


Related Names
Knox, William
Elliot, John H.
Rockefeller, John D.


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey, PHOTOCOPY OF 1910 CONSTRUCTION PHOTOGRAPH IN THE FILES OF THE BUILDING OFFICE.
2. Historic American Buildings Survey, PHOTOCOPY OF 1910 CONSTRUCTION PHOTOGRAPH (OF THE WESTERN ADDITION) IN THE FILES OF THE BUILDING OFFICE.
3. Historic American Buildings Survey, Martin Linsey, Photographer October, 1965 SOUTH (TO THE LEFT) AND EAST ELEVATIONS.
4. Historic American Buildings Survey, Martin Linsey, Photographer October 1, 1965 NORTHWEST (REAR) CORNER.
5. Historic American Buildings Survey, Martin Linsey, Photographer October 1, 1965 DETAIL-SOUTH (MAIN) ENTRANCE.
6. Historic American Buildings Survey, PHOTOCOPY OF A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE ORIGINAL ELEVATOR LOBBY (N.D.) IN THE FILES OF THE BUILDING OFFICE.
7. Historic American Buildings Survey, PHOTOCOPY OF A TRACING OF THE ARCHITECTS' FIRST FLOOR PLAN IN THE FILES OF THE BUILDING OFFICE (SIGNED AN DATED: KNOX & ELLIOT, ARCHITECTS; JANUARY 1929. SCALE: 1/4'=1'-0')
8. Historic American Buildings Survey, PHOTOCOPY OF ARCHITECTS' ELEVATION IN THE FILES OF THE BUILDING OFFICE. (SIGNED AND DATED: KNOX AND ELLIOT, ARCHITECTS; FEBRUARY 1, 1904.)
9. Historic American Buildings Survey, PHOTOCOPY OF ARCHITECTS' DRAWING (DETAILS) IN THE FILES OF THE BUILDING OFFICE. (SIGNED AND DATED: KNOX AND ELLIOT, ARCHITECTS; FEBRUARY 1, 1904.) 10. Historic American Buildings Survey, PHOTOCOPY OF ARCHITECTS' DRAWING (DETAILS) IN THE FILES OF THE BUILDING OFFICE. (SIGNED AND DATED: KNOX AND ELLIOT, ARCHITECTS; MAY 17, 1904.)


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