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Lost Sullivan 'discovered' hiding in Loop

 
 
Reply Tue 14 Oct, 2008 05:17 am
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(Source: Chicago Tribune, 14.10.08, section 3, page 1)
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 14 Oct, 2008 05:17 am
@Walter Hinteler,


Exclusive story in today's Chicago Tribune
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Detective work leads to architectural gold on South Wabash. 'There was some unbelievable stuff back there.'

... Against that dark backdrop comes a small but significant ray of light: the discovery of a "lost" Sullivan-designed, cast-iron storefront at 22 S. Wabash Ave., complete with the architect's renowned nature-inspired ornament.

The public will be able to see Sullivan's artistry, possibly within the next week, when construction workers remove a cloak of scaffolding from the four-story, post-Chicago Fire building. And there will be more to take in.

As part of the same project, another Sullivan-designed storefront, located to the north at 18 S. Wabash, has been magnificently restored and will be able to be viewed in its entirety for the first time in decades.

For good measure, there's a third, handsomely restored building at 28 S. Wabash, the Atwater Building, a five-story structure by the noted post-Fire architect John Mills Van Osdel. Its facade of red brick and Joliet limestone features multiple rounded arches.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 14 Oct, 2008 05:17 am
@Walter Hinteler,


http://i38.tinypic.com/35id8ih.jpg

http://i33.tinypic.com/2ef1hzd.jpg
Source: Chicago Tribune, 14.10.08, page 1 [frontpage] and section 3, page 1)
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 14 Oct, 2008 05:22 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Another article in today's Chicago Tribune: Sullivan treasures lost or harmed


http://i38.tinypic.com/2rzb6hj.jpg http://i33.tinypic.com/dlqec7.jpg
(Source: Chicago Tribune, 14.10.08, section 3, page 4)
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 14 Oct, 2008 10:27 am
@Walter Hinteler,
This is terrific, thanks for the thread, Walter.
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eoe
 
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Reply Tue 14 Oct, 2008 10:43 am
What a wonderful find. Isn't the work exquisite? I had goose bumps just reading about it. But with the building sitting right next to the el tracks, what will the day-to-day grit and grime do to it? Could that not be why the facade was erected in the first place?
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