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National Center for Food Safety Building facade - Summit-Argo,IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn
N 41° 46.432 W 087° 48.991
16T E 432139 N 4624991
Quick Description: Scenes depicting corn agriculture down through the ages, sculpted on the facade of the building, located at 6502 South Archer Road, Summit-Argo, IL.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 8/22/2008 2:32:31 PM
Waymark Code: WM4GMD
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7
Views: 50

Long Description:
From the National Center for Food Safety and Technology website at (visit link)

"The main building features bas relief murals created by renowned architectural scupltor Lee Lawrie (1877-1963), who is best known for his towering figure of Atlas in front of New York’s Rockefeller Center. The panels depict various scenes of the history of corn and corn production in the Americas, including a buffalo hunt showing primitive corn grass, Native Americans cultivating and harvesting corn, and American corn milling and processing. One panel, labeled "Argo," appears to be symbolic of the Moffett Technical Center itself, showing an engineer working in the pilot plant, a chemist with retorts and test tubes, and a scientist at a microscope."

The building was donated to the Center by the nearby Corn Products company, which explains the reason for the panels being on the building.
Style: Art Deco

Structure Type: Government

Architect: scupltor Lee Lawrie

Date Built: 1948

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