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Sculptor:
Longman, Evelyn Beatrice 1874-1954  Search this
Architect:
Bacon, Henry 1866-1924  Search this
Shaw, Howard Van Doren 1869-1926  Search this
Contractor:
Steven & Son Co.  Search this
Carver:
Piccirilli Brothers Marble Carving Studios  Search this
Subject:
Marquette, Jacques  Search this
La Salle, Robert Cavelier  Search this
Clark, William  Search this
Medium:
Column and reliefs: pink Tennessee marble; Base stairs: pink Milford granite
Culture:
Indian  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Chicago Park District Preservation Planning Division 425 East McFetridge Drive Chicago Illinois 60605
Located Logan Square Intersection of Logan Boulevard and Milwaukee Avenue at Kedzie Boulevard Chicago Illinois
Date:
Dedicated October 13, 1918
Notes:
Samu, Margaret, 2002.
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985.
Public Monument Conservation Project, 1986.
Bach, Ira J. and Mary Lackritz Gary, "A Guide to Chicago's Public Sculpture," Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983, pg. 172-173.
Riedy, James L., "Chicago Sculpture," Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1981, pg. 186-187.
National Park Service, American Monuments and Outdoor Sculpture Database, IL0048, 1989.
Monumental News, March, 1915; Feb., 1919.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Illinois, Chicago survey, 1992.
Image on file.
Bach, Ira J. and Mary Lackritz Gray, "A Guide to Chicago's Public Sculpture," Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983, pg. 173.
To commemorate the centenary of the admission of Illinois as a sovereign state of the American Union December 3rd 1818. Erected by the Trustees of the B. F. Ferguson Monument Fund/ MCMXVIII/Henry Bacon Arct./ Evelyn B. Longman Sc. (Top band over reliefs:) State Sovereignty. National Union signed
The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
Summary:
This monument consists of a broad stepped base upon which stands a large relief carved drum which supports a tall, fluted, Doric-style column surmounted by a large eagle with spread wings perched on a prairie boulder. On the drum are reliefs of Indians, showing that they were the original inhabitants of the land; the explorers Pere Marquette, La Salle and Clark; and allegorical figures representing Transportation, Agriculture, Labor and Fine Arts. Also incorporated into the relief band is a seated female figure representing Illinois holding a scroll of law.
Topic:
Architecture--Detail--Column  Search this
Animal--Bird--Eagle  Search this
Figure group--Male  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Occupation--Other--Explorer  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
History--United States--Illinois  Search this
Figure female  Search this
Allegory--Place--Illinois  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Transportation  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Agriculture  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Industry  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Art  Search this
Control number:
IAS IL000002
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_13943