Parisian Novelty Facade

Parisian Novelty Facade

View from Western Ave.

View of Parisian Novelty from Western Ave. in Chicago

Did you read the Chicago Sun Times article about Busy Beaver Button Co. and Parisian Novelty?  Parisian is one of the country’s first button companies, established here in Chicago.  It was founded in 1898, and recently closed its doors.  This beautiful, 50,000 square foot button-making  palace is on the south-side, and you can see its name in the facade of the building.

Joel, Christen and I visited Parisian Novelty to buy historic buttons, equipment, and antique furniture for the new Busy Beaver Button facility.    Check out these stoic shots:

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Entry to the factory of Parisian Novelty. Love that door!

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Second floor of the factory

Christen and Joel with Howard, the facilities manager at Parisian Novelty

Christen and Joel with Howard, the facilities manager at Parisian Novelty

Click here to read the Chicago Sun Times article by Dave Hoesktra to learn more about custom button manufacturing in Chicago.  Click here to see more photos on the Busy Beaver Flickr.