Studio Manarchy was originally built in the 1890's as a maple syrup factory. It is rumored that in the 20's Al Capone used the building as a speakeasy and gin mill. During the 50's it was a chop shop.
In 1980, the building was renovated by Dennis Manarchy, designed to respect and preserve the presence of historic Chicago industrial architecture. The clock was custom made for the building as a homage to Chicago's great buildings with their iconic clocks.
Studio Manarchy is filled with Americana props, primitive antiques, and eclectic memorabilia. It is also the home of the world's largest camera and the fine art photography of Dennis Manarchy.