this is the 6th piece in the set, a column from the County Building (118 N. Clark) built in 1906.
"Holabird & Roche used the classical Corinthian order with colonnades of outsized, purely decorative, 75-foot high columns. Each column was nine feet in diameter and hollow with twelve foot tall capitals—the largest in the world at the time."
2nd in the series, at the South East corner of the loop, after the Harold Washington stop and heading toward the Adams & Wabash stop on the Brown Line. Colonettes from the Second Leiter Building, built in 1891. what some of us think of as the old Sears building. (colored pencil 10" x 17")
3rd in the series, as seen from the Washington & Wells stop. White Terracotta installed by the American Terracotta and Ceramic Co. on the facade of 180 W. Washington, built in 1927/28 by the architectural firm of Hyland & Corse.
"2.5 180 West Washington Street Building, originally Equitable Life Insurance Building, 180 West Washington Street, completed 1929, Hyland & Corse, architects. Material: terra cotta by American Terra Cotta and Ceramic Company. Few, if any, Chicago buildings possess any more frightening images than this, the head of Medusa. In Greek mythology, one of the Gorgons, Medusa in this case, was punished by having her hair turned into multiple snakes and her face horribly disfigured. According to the myth, anyone who views this creature would be immediately turned to stone. Here Medusa is encircled by a ribbon, anthemion, and an egg and dart ring all of it in polychrome terra cotta."
a poor photo of my latest work in progress. No.7 in my Architectural Detail series... the lions on the facade of the Continental & Commercial National Bank Building at the Quincy El stop. Built in 1914 this historic bank building is now a Marriot hotel.
This drawing is a little larger than the others in the series. It is 18" x 24" (colored pencil)
Cranberries and Popcorn
Cranberries & Popcorn colored pencil 13 1/4 in. x 10 in. by Amelia L James 2015