Spice Factory

Thomson & Taylor Spice Company Building

This is the loft building known as the Spice Factory where musician Tom Waicunas and I recorded 20 of his demos in 1993. It is at Cermak Road and the Chicago River. It was originally built for the Thomson and Taylor Spice Company in 1911. It is in the historic Cermak Road Bridge District between Pilsen and Chinatown. Noteworthy in the above photo is the bridge and the railroad tracks, which were the reason for the building being constructed at this location in Chicago shortly after the turn of the 19th century. In recent years, it has been used as small business and artist loft space. I was on the 3rd floor. Tom was on the 5th.

Interesting City of Chicago Landmark Designation Report.




Author: eric@ericschuurman.com

Father, mechanical drafter, musician.