The Administration Building from the Pergola
The illustration herewith gives you a view of the magnificent entrance to the Administration Building, the home of the executive officers of Sears, Roebuck & Co. This entrance is one of the most beautiful architectural triumphs and has been illustrated and described in the greatest architectural journals in the country. This picture was taken from the Pergola just back of the Sunken Garden, a popular retreat for our employes, and one of the most unique and decorative structutes in Chicago. The quiet scene spread before you here is in striking. contrast to the scenes of activity within the Administration Building. To the right of the entrance and on the second floor is the great Mail Opening and Mail Auditing Departments where our customers’ orders are read and the cash received credited. To the left is the Correspondence Division which handles more than 7,000 letters to our customers every working day; while on the first floor are the Auditing and the Banking Departments. This view, and others in this series, must convey to you some idea of the splendid working conditions which prevail.in and about this great mercantile house. Indeed our plant is located in an ideal spot where the air is pure, and there is plenty of sunshine; and since we have beautified our grounds as shown in this illustration and others in this series of views, the surroundings of those who work for us are unusually attractive. We believe these surroundings inspire our workers to better things and make for contentment and happiness.