Dueling Perspectives

By Barbara Spector

Flip through any tourist guide to Chicago and you'll find Iwan Ries & Co. listed as a must-visit location for the cigar or pipe aficionado. The tobacconist, established in 1857 and now run by the fourth and fifth generations of the founding family, is located on the second floor at 19 Wabash Ave. The building, purchased by the family in 1968, dates to 1881 and is the oldest surviving structure designed by celebrated architects Adler & Sullivan.

September/October 2017