Autopsy of Architecture

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Photo © 2020 David Bulit, Marktown - East Chicago, Indiana

Marktown is a former company town constructed for the Mark Manufacturing Company and the brainchild of Clayton Mark. Mark was born in 1858 in Fredricksburg, Pennsylvania, the son of Cyrus and Rebecca Mark. Clayton moved to Chicago with his family in 1872 where he attended public school until dropping out after the seventh grade. After