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Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois

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Site Id: 13.1.18
Rating: 1 star
Other name(s): Chicago Public Library
Address: 78 E. Washington St
Location: Chicago, Illinois 60601, USA
Lat/Lng: 41.88347, -87.62494
Tiffany 1910: Page 53
Duncan 1980: Page 210
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 also lists "painting and decoration in reading and reference room" [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1897 [CDT1897]
Architect: Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge [CDT1895, NYEP1896, CDT1897]
Also of interest: A stained glass dome by Healy and Millet [WIKI]

Site Items

13.1.18.1: mosaic and decorations (1897) (Extant) item has a photo
13.1.18.2: glass dome (1897) (Extant) item has a photo

Item 13.1.18.1

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mosaic and decorations mosaic and decorations
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Description: mosaic and decorations [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
dome and frieze mosaics, stairway inlaid with glass mosaic [TIFFM1896]
Tiffany 1910: Page 53
Duncan 1980: Page 210
Tiffany 1897: Page 33
Other Tiffany documentation: Tiffany Mosaic 1896 shows the detail of two sections of mosaic [TIFFM1896]
Signature:
Other documentation: [CDT1895, NYS1896, NYEP1896, CDT1897, NYT1897]
Designer: Charles Allerton Coolidge [TGM2017]
color scheme by Jacob Adolphus Holzer [CDT1895, NYS1896, NYEP1896, CDT1897, TIFF1897, TGM2017]
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date: 1897 [CDT1897, NYT1897]
Inscription:
Location: Washington Street entrance and delivery room [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, TIFFM1896]
Employees: Joseph Evan Mackay was the representative for Tiffany in Chicago at the time of the commissioning of the work in 1895 [CDT1895]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1897 (p. 89) quotes the 27 Jan 1896 New York Sun article about the library [TIFF1897, NYS1896]

Item 13.1.18.2

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glass dome
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name:
Description: glass dome [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [ORG]
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date: 1897 [ORG]
Size: 38 foot diameter [ORG]
Inscription:
Location: Preston Bradley Hall [ORG]

References

CDT1895: Chicago Daily Tribune (4 Oct 1895, p. 3)
CDT1897: Chicago Daily Tribune (11 Sep 1897, p. 9)
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
NYEP1896: New York Evening Post (4 Mar 1896, p. 13)
NYS1896: New York Sun (27 Jan 1896, p. 4)
NYT1897: New York Times (27 Feb 1897, Saturday Review of Books and Arts, p. 5)
ORG: Organization
PHOTO: Photo of item
TGM2017: Tiffany's Glass Mosaics, Kelly A. Conway and Lindsy R. Parrott (mosaic list compiled by Morgan T. Albahary) (2017, p. 230)
TIFF1886: Announcement in American Architect and Building News, Tiffany Glass Company (6 Feb 1886)
TIFF1893: Chicago Exposition booklet, Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company (1893)
TIFF1897: A List of Windows: And Extracts from Letters & Newspapers, Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company (1897)
TIFF1910: A Partial List of Tiffany Windows, Tiffany Studios (1910)
TIFFM1896: Glass Mosaic, Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company (1896)
WIKI: Wikipedia

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