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a Louis Sullivan cornice nobody’s seen in 45 years

 
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Paul Ringstrom



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:28 pm    Post subject: a Louis Sullivan cornice nobody’s seen in 45 years Reply with quote

from the Chicago Stock Exchange building

http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/city-museum-s-next-big-thing-a-louis-sullivan-cornice/article_76ddd99e-7c6a-5773-ac29-c921711c531b.html
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dancedark



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Paul.
I still haven't made it to the City Museum, but it is an absolute must, now. I figured they would be doing much more Sullivan after they got the SIUE stuff.
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Wrighter



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I figured they would be doing much more Sullivan after they got the SIUE stuff.


Oh I hadn't heard that. Did they get SIUE's entire collection? And do you know if they acquired it permanently, or if the materials are on loan. When I was teaching at SIUE, you would encounter random fragments on campus, and in people's offices! One administrator had a fragment from a Sullivan elevator grill displayed in her cubicle.
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DRN



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fragments of the Garrick (Schiller) Theater Building were in the article's first photo...that was a building that should not have come down. Had it survived, it could have been a great residential tower with a theater below, or a boutique hotel with banquet/meeting space below.
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Loss of the Garrick is probably the second-worse loss of a Sullivan building, after the Stock Exchange.
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Rood



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roderick Grant wrote:
Loss of the Garrick is probably the second-worse loss of a Sullivan building, after the Stock Exchange.


Roderick Grant wrote:
Loss of the Garrick is probably the second-worse loss of a Sullivan building, after the Stock Exchange.


On my first trip to Chicago in late December 1961, it was a complex shock to find only an auto-parking garage where the Schiller Building once stood. They kindly built one small Schiller terra cotta decorative piece into an outside wall to indicate what had once occupied the site. Criminals always leave something behind.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SIUE: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At first glance at the photo attached, I thought the workmen were standing on the foliate terra cotta fragment in the foreground.
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dancedark



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Wrighter"]

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Did they get SIUE's entire collection? And do you know if they acquired it permanently, or if the materials are on loan.


Much of the SIUE collection was stored outside and unprotected from weather and somewhat insecure. The City Museum offered to store it for them. I assume there was an agreement for possible exhibits. I think they also cataloged, inventoried, and protected the pieces as well. I am quite sure SIUE still maintains ownership. All in all, a very generous and win/win situation.
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