Marshall Fields Clock
"Meet Me Under the Clock"
The State Street Store's opulent building and luxurious merchandise helped differentiate Marshall Field's from the other wholesale dry goods merchants in town. In 1887, Harry Gordon Selfridge was appointed to lead the retail store and headed it as it evolved into a modern department store. That same year, Field personally obtained Leiter's remaining interest in the 1879 Singer building and in 1888 started buying the buildings adjoining his for additional floor space. Marshall Field also had a child at this time.
In 1892, the structures between the 1879 building and Wabash Avenue to the east were demolished and D.H. Burnham & Company was commissioned to erect a new building in anticipation of the influx of visitors from the World's Columbian Exposition. The nine-story "Annex" at the northwest corner of Wabash and Washington was opened under the direction of Burnham associate Charles B. Atwood in August 1893, towards the end of the exposition. In 1897, the old 1879 store was rebuilt and had two additional floors added, while the first of Marshall Field's Great Clocks was installed at the corner of Washington and State Streets on November 26, 1897.
Product Information: The handcrafted products are artistic designed and artisan made in the U.S.A. This proprietary, exclusive process is not used anywhere else in the world.
Images are produced using a print process on brass metal (patent pending) which allows light to reflect through the metal without effecting image quality.
The result is exquisite home décor accessories whose beauty can withstand the test of time.