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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.I figured they would be doing much more Sullivan after they got the SIUE stuff.
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.Roderick Grant wrote:Loss of the Garrick is probably the second-worse loss of a Sullivan building, after the Stock Exchange.
Wrighter wrote: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.