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Art Deco Terra-Cotta

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This is part of the architectural ornament collection at St. Ignatius. I might have a missed a few...maybe because I didn't want to disrupt a wedding that was going on.


This is from a 1929 building at 416-18 E. 47th Street, which was occupied by the Nickel Electric Garage, Metropolitan Mutual Assurance Co. and Henderson Funeral Home. The Art Deco terra-cotta tiles were modeled by artists from France. Father Donald Rowe, a Jesuit priest with an interest in architectural artifacts, salvaged the pieces for a wall at St. Ignatius School when the building was torn in 1997.


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Taken on June 20, 2009