Fire Escape on Quincy Casket Company Building

Historic Quincy Casket Company Building

Historic Quincy Casket Company Building

The Quincy Casket Company, also known as the  S J Lessem Building, is a brick and stone, three story building perched on the bluffs of Quincy Illinois, and has a fine view overlooking the Mississippi River. Built in the mid 1850s in the Italiante Style, it was used as a factory and warehouse for its first 100 years. The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999 due to its architectural significance.

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Comments

  1. Those are really no-nonsense fire escape doors. They almost give the impression of caskets themselves!

  2. Those are really no-nonsense fire escape doors. They almost give the impression of caskets themselves!

  3. Anna Surface says:

    That is a lot of red brick and probably took a good number of brick layers to build this place. Great details with the fire escape.

  4. Obviously, back in the good old days of quality building. What a gorgeous structure – classic and classy – with amazing details. Thank you for sharing this with us, Bo.

  5. These old fire escapes are just great!! Love the graphic simplicity..the color!

  6. These old fire escapes are just great!! Love the graphic simplicity..the color!

  7. I love the lines and symetry.

  8. I also agree that the windows give off the impression of caskets. I thought that when I looked at them. Quite fascinating.

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