a Louis Sullivan cornice nobody’s seen in 45 years

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Paul Ringstrom
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a Louis Sullivan cornice nobody’s seen in 45 years

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from the Chicago Stock Exchange building

http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/a ... c531b.html
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Post by dancedark »

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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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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Post by DRN »

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

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Post by Rood »

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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SIUE: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

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Post by Roderick Grant »

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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Post by dancedark »

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.

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