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Restoration of Marble Lobby Floor in Chicago’s Historical Mansion. 

Restoration of Marble Lobby Floor in Chicago’s Historical Mansion. 

This distinctive red brick structure was built as a 45,000 sq ft family home for shoe manufacturer Joseph E. Tilt in 1914. The mansion originally had 14 bedrooms, 17 fireplaces, a library, ballroom, billiards room, wine cellar, and gym. The Salvation Army purchased the property in 1920 to house cadets in training. For Joseph, this building meant to represent his status of being a millionaire shoe manufacturer in the entire Chicago land. I personally would place this building into a shortlist

If we’ve gone that far…

If we’ve gone that far…

We never think about the floor surfaces we are walking on at our homes, work, schools, airports, malls, hospitals, etc. What journey it takes for each marble slab or tiny chip to end up under our shoe soles. How much energy got generated or waisted to dig deep into beautiful and gigantic marble rocks, invading and disturbing their peaceful lifestyle with heavy and loud machinery not to mention massive and scary explosions. There is nothing romantic or humane about harvesting natural stone but