Lee Lumberthe largest family-owned lumberyard in Chicago that had a float that once won a prize in Chicago's Gay Pride Paradeis closing after 66 years, The Chicago Tribune reported.
The company's materials and workmanship are part of many Chicago structures, including the windows on the Chicago River bridge houses and the restored ornamental ceiling at Holy Name Cathedral.
The company will hold an auction Nov. 6 to sell everything that remains, including showroom merchandise, building materials, tools, manufacturing equipment and the iconic neon sign.
Lee Lumber is at 633 W. Pershing Rd.
The Tribune article is at www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-lee-lumber-closed-20181018-story.html .