This is Louis Sullivan's architectural ornament (wonderfully restored) that "set the bar" for architectural ornament in Chicago. For all time. And despite Peirce Anderson and Frederick Dinkelberg's good intentions at the Conway --- they never came close.
Even in this afternoon's brutal cold, State Street looked awfully good. Carson's, The Palmer House, The Mentor, The Stevens Building lined up and ready to go for another fifty years. I couldn't resist the distraction.
I'll be taking a few days off --- then back with several more posts on the Conway.
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