Segura Inc. is located in Chicago, Illinois and is in a very unique building. 

A stunning property in the heart of Wicker Park/Bucktown. On the corner of Milwaukee Avenue and Thomas Street, two blocks south of the Division-Ashland-Milwaukee interchange. (1106, 1108 and 1110 are all part of this property).

In the 1887 Certified List of Domestic and Foreign Corporations for Illinois (which has been published for years) it states that the name of the company at 768 North Milwaukee Avenue, (which was the original address for this property when built.) Chicago changed all of the street addresses in 1909, when it became 1110) was the Hatterman Safety Deposit Vault Company.  William E. Hatterman is listed as the President and Louis D. Glanz is listed as the Secretary.

Its striking facade was redesigned as a three story bank building in 1912 by renowned architects (Emil) Frohmann & Jebsen (see page 29 of this document) in the Jugenstil Art Nouveau style. They were located at 64 West Randolph, room 505, and well known for their commissions for the City of Chicago and Tied Houses, as well as the stable building at Humboldt Park.

The terra cotta was fabricated by the Northwestern Terra Cotta Company in Chicago – same company that did the Wrigley Building, the Civic Opera House, the Chicago Theater and other notable buildings. It was order #12160 – and is identified in the company ledger as “3-sty.Bank, Hatterman & Glanz”.

Original drawings for the Hatterman and Glanz Bank Building from the Northwestern Terra Cotta Company (order number 12160) via Frommann & Jebsen Architects in Chicago, drank on April 15th, 1912. (courtesy of the National Building Museum in Washington DC).

Original drawings for the Hatterman and Glanz Bank Building from the Northwestern Terra Cotta Company (order number 12160) via Frommann & Jebsen Architects in Chicago, drank on April 15th, 1912. (courtesy of the National Building Museum in Washington DC).

The Hatterman & Glanz State Bank of Chicago had its inception in a real estate office which was established by C. F. Hatterman in 1868. Eighteen years later (he firm style of C. K. & William E. Hatterman was adopted and the business was thus carried on from 1886 until 1889, after which it was continued under the name of William E. Hatterman until 1900, when the firm became Hatterman & Glanz. The concern was incorporated as a state hank on the 28th of December, 1920, and thus began business at 1110 Milwaukee avenue on the 3d of January, 1921. In 1923 they erected a modern hank and office building into which they moved on the 3d of November of that year and began taking commercial deposits and doing a general banking business.

The Hatterman & Glanz State Bank has always maintained a large cash reserve and its resources have always been such as to enable the institution to avail itself of any opportunity and render prompt accommodation to its customers. The bank has a paid-up capital of two hundred thousand dollars, surplus and profits of sixty-five thousand, four hundred and forty dollars and deposits amounting to seven hundred and seventy thousand and fifty dollars.

The official personnel of the Hatterman & Glanz State Bank is as follows: Louis Glanz, president; Stanley Adamkiewicz, vice president; Alexander Glanz, vice president and cashier; II. H. Talcott, secretary and counsel; William C. Periolat, assistant cashier ; and M. V. Beutel, assistant cashier. The members of the board of directors are Stanley Adamkiewicz, Harry H. Talcott, Paul Windmueller, Leonard McKibben, Anton Klimek, W. H. Sajewski and Pauline F. Hatterman.

 

Facade of building designed by architects Frohmann & Jebsen with terra cotta fabricated by the Northwestern Terra Cotta Company in Chicago

Facade of building designed by architects Frohmann & Jebsen with terra cotta fabricated by the Northwestern Terra Cotta Company in Chicago

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It has three floors. On the first floor is a large space the length of the building, with a floor to ceiling, built-in, library style book shelving unit and plenty of storage cabinets. It also has a full bathroom, a second smaller room that connects to a third larger room. In the rear of this floor is also a fourth room with two exits to the rear of the building and into the parking/yard.

On the second floor is the very open main lobby (that used to be the bank lobby). This room is quite gives a breathtaking first impression, with it's very high gold-leaf gilded ceiling, wrough-iron railing, original stained-glass windows, original Terrazzo floors and full floor to ceiling front windows that face Milwaukee Avenue.

The third floor which overlooks the main floor has a stunning view of the main lobby below, as well as the front's full windows that face Milwaukee Avenue. It is all visible from the main area, which has a balcony and floor-to-ceiling french-doors. This area comprises of an enormous full bath, the master bedroom/media room with two wall-to-wall closets and two large windows that face Thomas Street is in the back.

Original bank lobby on main floor.

Original bank lobby on main floor.

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Behind this main lobby room is a large dinning room with a half-bath, followed by a very large kitchen with a center island.

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This also includes outdoor, gated parking in addition to the second attached structure, which is a three-car garage on the first floor and a full open-plan office space which faces Milwaukee Avenue.