Gymnasium Building Bas Reliefs - Chicago, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member libbykc
N 41° 55.529 W 087° 39.168
16T E 445873 N 4641708
Quick Description: This set of small bas relief sculptures featuring sports scenes was salvaged from a building that was demolished to make way for the train station they are now displayed in.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 12/3/2019 4:16:46 AM
Waymark Code: WM11QEB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member blackjack65
Views: 1

Long Description:
These bas relief sculptures are displayed in the northern entrance to the Fullerton "L" train station. To find them, enter from the north side of Fullerton. You will need to pay the fare with a swipe card at the turnstile to get in. The sculptures are displayed on two poles, one on each side of the central staircase leading up to the train platforms. They are very inconspicuous and I went by them many times without noticing them. I only discovered them because I saw the plaque at the bottom of the stairs and began to look around for them.

The plaque reads:

GYMNASIUM BUILDING BAS RELIEFS

The six bas-reliefs in this installation, representing athletic activities, originally were part of the Gymnasium Building of the McCormick Theological Seminary. Completed in 1929, the building was designed by Dwight G. Wallace in the Collegiate Gothic Revival style. Known as Hayes Healy Gymnasium after it became part of DePaul University in 1976, it was demolished in 2005 to make way for the expansion of the CTA Fullerton Elevated Station.

Installation Designer: Michal Grucza
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Date Sculpture was opened for vewing?: 1/1/1929

Where is this sculpture?:
943 W. Fullerton Ave.
Chicago, IL
60614


Website for sculpture?: Not listed

Sculptors Name: Not listed

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