Chicago Architecture Info
Macy's On State
Formerly known as Marshall Field and Company
111 North State Street
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Basic Information
Designed by Charles B. Atwood
Type Retail
Floors: 9
Neighborhood: The Loop
More Information
  • April 12, 1992: Fish are seen swimming in the basement of this building where normally people shop and eat. The basement was flooded in the Great Chicago Flood of 1992 -- a man-made disaster that flooded hundreds of buildings and did nearly a billion dollars in damage.
  • May 6, 2004 - The Marshall Field's building is given preliminary landmark designation by the city Landmarks commission.
  • November 1, 2005 - The City of Chicago bestowes landmark status on this building, amid fears that its new owner might make significant changes as it is converted to Macy's.
  • April 27, 2006 - The <i>Chicago Tribune</i
  • reports that Macy's will change the name of the store from Marshall Field's to Macy's At State Street. Macy's plans to replace the traditional green awnings with black ones and add its name to the top of the historic building. The newspaper also reports that Macy's plans to spend several million dollars renovating the store inside and out, including uncovering a previously hidden VIP elevator. The Marshal Field's archives will now become the property of the Chicago History Museum.
  • September 9, 2006 - Marshall Field's officially becomes Macy's On State Street.