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Eugene Eda’s Doors for Malcolm X College

Location: Sidney R. Yates Gallery at Chicago Cultural Center.

Temporary Exhibition: January 21-June 25, 2017.

Admission Fee: Free

This exhibition presents all 32 doors painted by Eugene Eda for the stairwells of the original, now demolished Malcolm X College. Painted in 1971,  the monumental doors are a landmark of the Black Arts movement in Chicago.

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Chicago Landmark Monuments and Sites.

It's a common misconception that the "Chicago Landmark' status is designated only to buildings and disctricts in Chicago.

Interestingly some public art, monuments and historical sites that have also been designated as Chicago Landmark. This encourages their preservation and protects against demolition.

The criterion for designating landmark status mentions "work of art" as one of the specifications.

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Indian Alarm - by John J. Boyle

Completed: 1884

The sculpture is one of the earliest work in Chicago to depict American Indians.

The sculpture was commissioned by Martin Ryerson (1818-1887), who spent several years trading with the Indians in Michigan. Thus the inscription on the base reads: "To the Ottawa Nation of Indians, my early friends." Ryerson established a lumber business and came to Chicago, where he had several office buildings built in the loop.

The sculpture was...

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Victory Monument - by Leonard Crunelle [sculptor] and John A. Nyden [architect].

Location: 35th Street and King Drive

Erected: 1927 by the people of the State of Illinois, represented in the 54th General Assembly.

Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: September 9, 1998.

The structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places: April 30, 1986.

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Fountain of Time - by Lorado Taft

Reflecting pool: Howard Van Doren Shaw

Completed: 1922

Location: Western edge of the Midway Plaisance in the Washington Park. Washington Park is registered in the National Register of Historic Places, and this sculpture is a contributing feature in this achievement.

Approx. 127 feet length

Made with hollow-cast concrete, reinforced with steel and incorporated pebbles from the Potomac River. This composite material was an innovation at the time.

Commissioned by the B.F.Ferguson...

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Reebie Storage Warehouse

Address: 2325-33 N.Clark St.

Year Built: 1921 - 1922

Architect: George S. Kingsley

Sculptor Fritz Albert

The moving company founders, John and William Reebie, are represented by the two statues of Ramses II that flank the main entrance.

It was named to the National Register of Historic Places on March 21, 1979.

It was designated a Chicago Landmark on September 1, 1999

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