Kenna Apartments Reliefs - Chicago, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn
N 41° 46.202 W 087° 34.250
16T E 452554 N 4624401
Quick Description: Two small concrete panels, designed by Alphonso Iannelli, on either side of the front door of the apartment building designed by modernist architect Barry Byrne.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 9/3/2019 7:05:26 PM
Waymark Code: WM1182X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member blackjack65
Views: 3

Long Description:
From the Chicago Landmarks site describing the building: (visit link)

"Year Built: 1916
Architect: Barry F. Byrne
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: August 12, 1990

The ubiquitous Chicago three-flat is creatively transformed through this design, a close collaboration between architect Barry Byrne and sculptor Alfonso Iannelli. The simplicity of the superbly detailed brickwork is offset by the sculptural treatment of the window frames and entrance. The straightforward design and craftsmanship of this South Shore structure marked a major departure from other urban buildings of the period. Byrne, who began his architectural career with Frank Lloyd Wright, also designed Immaculata High School and St. Thomas the Apostle Church. This building was designed for John F. Kenna, a bookkeeper."

From a Chicago Patterns article:
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"The front door is flanked by elaborate stone carvings of a man, woman, and child. Iannelli provides enough decoration to serve the entire building; the delicate curves in Iannelli’s compositions are a perfect counterpoint to the geometric severity of the architecture. Byrne and Iannelli’s decorative scheme is quiet, understated, and lyrically powerful."

The building is located near Chicago's lakefront southeast of Hyde Park. Very unusual entrance decor.
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Date Sculpture was opened for vewing?: 1/1/1916

Website for sculpture?: [Web Link]

Where is this sculpture?:
2214 E. 69th St.
Chicago, IL USA

Sculptors Name: Alphonso Iannelli

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