Glass Blocks

A postcard from the 1933 Chicago World's Fair - A Century of Progress
(Postcard courtesy of Larry Novak)

Owens-Illinois Glass Block Building

This is the first full-sized structure built of glass block, recently perfected by the Owens-Illinois Glass Company, Toledo, Ohio. One hundred feet long and sixty feet wide with a gloriously colorful tower fifty feet high, it is a wonderful spectacle by day and a  magnificent display by night when interior lighting glows through its many-colored walls and tower.

The Owens-Illinois Glass Company is one of the world's largest producers of glass containers and other glass products, which form one of the interesting exhibits inside the building.


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Last updated Friday, June 12, 1998