Monday, August 06, 2007

Where Am I?3 The Answers Revealed

Can you identify these locations? Answers to follow.

3. Score one for Frogger, who correctly identified the last photograph, of the former Stock Yards Bank Building, at Exchange and Halsted, which is obviously in grave need of a savior.

2. The bust comes from the masonry gate in front of the Newberry Estate Houses, 827-833 North Dearborn. It's taken from Adler and Sullivan's lost masterpiece Schiller Theater, where it was one many similar visages of the giants of German culture.

1. The 1901 rectory of Adolphus Druiding's 1893 St. John Cantius Roman Catholic Church, on Carpenter, just north of Chicago and just east of Halsted. one of the first in Chicago to restore the Tridentine Latin mass. Its church bells used to be heard reliably on the quarter hour from 6:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M., but now thanks to the protests of (two) gentrifying neighbors, if you want to know the time late in the evening, don't look to God. You'll have to settle for your digital watch -the bells are silenced at 9:00 P.M.


Pete said...

I'd guess the third photo is that odd Fanieul Hall-like building on the south end of Elston Ave. Back in the day, it was anachronism for not fitting in with all the gritty factories surrounding it - and today I'd guess it's still an anachronism, but now for not fitting in with all the big box retailers.

Frogger said...

No no, the last one is the Independence Hall reproduction on South Halsted at the entrance to the stock yards. Being a Philadelphia native, I definitely took note of that one. The other ones have me puzzled but this is fun. I'd love to see more posts like this.

JB Powers said...

That rectory at St. John Cantius is by Henry Schlacks, if I remember correctly. Schlacks started the architecture program at Notre Dame, and is one of the great derivative architects of Chicago's Churches.