CHICAGO-The Chicago Printed String Co. building, a light industrial building at Logan Boulevard and Elston Avenue, is being slated for landmark status by the Chicago Commission on Landmarks. Built between 1928 and 1941, the two-story “modernistic” building is in a Logan Square community that continues to see multifamily and retail redevelopment.

Home Depot and Target Corp. already have staked out locations to the south of the 19,000-sf Chicago Printed String Co. building. The company used the building to make string imprinted with its customers’ names used to tie bakery and candy boxes.

The building was designed by Alfred S. Alschuler, one of the first architects in Chicago to use reinforced concrete for the structural framework. His work includes Goldblatt Brothers department store on Chicago Avenue, also designated a landmark.

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