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William Deering & Co. Works | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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William Deering & Co. Works

William Deering & Co. Works | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
William Deering & Company factory as viewed from across Fullerton Avenue. The factory was built by William Deering in 1880. In 1902 it became International Harvester's Deering Works. The factory was located at Fullerton and Clybourn Avenues and closed in 1933.<br>The wording above the arch reads: "William Deering & Co." There are two smaller signs to the left of the door that read: "International Harvester Company," and "Deering Harvester Company."
DESCRIPTION
William Deering & Company factory as viewed from across Fullerton Avenue. The factory was built by William Deering in 1880. In 1902 it became International Harvester's Deering Works. The factory was located at Fullerton and Clybourn Avenues and closed in 1933.
The wording above the arch reads: "William Deering & Co." There are two smaller signs to the left of the door that read: "International Harvester Company," and "Deering Harvester Company."
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:6756
Creation Date:circa 1900
Creator Name:William Deering & Company
City:Chicago
County:
State:Illinois
Collection Name:Photo albums, circa 1899-1965
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:MCC MSS 7Z, Album 93, pg. 3
Original Dimensions:8.5 x 7.5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
In a 3/2010 email from G Kevin Davis in IL:
The archway that surrounds the door is now located on the former 600+acre estate of Brooks McCormick, the former CEO of International Harvester Co., near his horse stable. Along with the Deering Arch is a piece of the former McCormick Reaper Works Factory that was located in Chicago. Mr. Brooks McCormick had the "Reaper Manufactory" piece imbedded as part of red brick wall. I believe that his father Mr. Chauncey McCormick had the "Deering Arch" moved onto the property.
From Brooks McCormick-Wikipedia:
In the 1920s, McCormick's father Chauncey purchased a massive horse farm in what is now unincorporated Warrenville, Illinois. The property eventually was expanded to more than 600 acres (2.4 km2) and became known as St. James Farm...In 2000, McCormick sold the farm for $43 million to the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, with the stipulation that it would take possession of the farm upon McCormick's death...[which occurred on] August 15, 2006.
SUBJECTS
Clocks and watches
Factories
Agricultural machinery industry
Outdoor photography
Signs and signboards
Architecture
Clock towers
Cities and towns

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