About this artwork
Steif initially attended the University of Illinois and continued his studies at Armour Institute of Technology in Chicago, graduating in 1916. After World War I he established his own architecture practice in Chicago, becoming well known for elegant apartment buildings and small commercial buildings. His projects are documented in three photograph albums and one album of articles, correspondence and brochures.
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Contact the Ryerson and Burnham Art and Architecture Archives:
- Currently Off View
- AIC Archives
- B. Leo Steif (Architect)
- B. Leo Steif Collection
- Made 1916–1953
- Albums, a scrapbook, printed papers, publications, and black and white photographic prints.
- 2 oversize portfolios: H.: 30.5 cm (12 in.)
- Gift of Stanley Freehling, 1985; Mrs. Irving Stein, n.d.