Reebie Storage | The Most Beautiful Places in Chicago
Designed by architect George S. Kingsley and built in 1922, the Reebie Storage and Moving Company building near Clark and Fullerton in Lincoln Park is a great example of Egyptian revival architecture. The two pharaohs on either side of the main entrance are twin statues of Ramses II and represent brothers John and William Reebie, who founded the company. The terra-cotta facade features colorful designs, depicting scarab beetles, snakes, flowers, and other Egyptian motifs. According to the AIA Guide to Chicago, the hieroglyphics at the base of the two pharaoh statues read, “Forever I work for all your regions in daylight and darkness” and, fittingly, “I give protection to your furniture.” The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and became a Chicago landmark in 1999.