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  • Jil R
    Chicago, IL479 contributions
    I was really impressed by the look of the building, the convenience of it and how easy it was to park for free on the street.
    Written 17 September 2018
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  • Taylor B
    Chicago, IL7,645 contributions
    The Lorado Taft Midway Studios are a historic artist studio complex on the University of Chicago campus on Chicago's South Side. Located at 6016 South Ingleside Avenue and East 60th Street, south of the Midway Plaisance, the architecturally haphazard structure--you can bet that Frank Lloyd Wright wouldn't take credit for this building--originated as two converted two-story barns, one with a gabled roof and the other with a hip roof, and a two-story Victorian house. The interior was as rambling as the exterior, much of it composed of smaller studio spaces. It was used from 1906 to 1929 as the studio of Lorado Taft, one of the most influential sculptors of the period. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1965, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966 and declared a Chicago Landmark in 1993. Today, the building is home to the University of Chicago's Department of Visual Arts and Creating Writing program and has been renovated to be classrooms, offices and studios for students and faculty.
    Written 16 March 2019
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  • Taylor B
    Chicago, IL7,645 contributions
    Whenever I drive through Jackson Park on Chicago's South Side and weave past the Museum of Science and Industry at 55th Street before entering South Lake Shore Drive, I envision the landscape of what once was the World's Columbian Exposition in 1892 and 1893. I've read books on the event, about the buildings and the architecture, about how the Museum of Science and Industry is the only surviving building from the exposition. And I've always marveled at the original 65-foot-tall statue called "The Republic" that stood on the grounds, dominating the Court of Honor, facing the Administration Building across the Great Basin. The statue was destroyed by fire in 1896. Today, you can see a smaller-scale replica called "The Statue of the Republic" that was created in 1918 by the same artist who built the original sculpture, Daniel Chester French. Located in the south end of Jackson Park, at the intersection of East Hayes and South Richards Drive, adjacent to the golf course and approximately where the exposition's Administration Building once stood, it is a 24-foot-high gilded bronze sculpture, a one-third reproduction of the colossal original. Referred to by Chicago historians as the "Golden Lady," it was designated a Chicago Landmark in 2003. The statue's right hand holds a globe and an eagle with wings spread perches on it. The left hand grasps a staff with a plaque that reads "Liberty," partly obscured by a laurel wreath. Unlike the original, the replica is completed gilded in gold.
    Written 2 October 2020
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