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.

    floozefactor, reallyboring, Alix74, and 35 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Psychedelicsister 70 months ago | reply

      This is wonderful!

    2. lalobamfw (Thanks for 4+ Million Views) 70 months ago | reply

      I added the Terra Cotta group this morning and enjoyed one of your photos and thereby your photostream. You seem to like the same kinds of things that I like, especially architectural detail. This shot appealed to me a lot. I'm also a Chicago-area photographer. I appreciate the word description of the photo as well.

    3. joe v d b 69 months ago | reply

      Stunning design. Thanks for documenting it.

    4. Anomalous_A 65 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Art Deco Swirls, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    5. Jen's Photography 65 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ***This should be a Postcard!***, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    6. Amy Prior 60 months ago | reply

      beautiful colours and shapes

    7. G. MATHIEU des PLANTEURS 58 months ago | reply

      Bonjour, je suis un administrateur du groupe 30's , et nous aimerions beaucoup que vous ajoutiez votre photo à notre groupe.

    8. professionalwannabe 30 months ago | reply

      I never knew St. Ignatius had such great looking terra cotta. Another area of Chicago(and Taylor St.) I need to explore further...

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