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Dome and Grand Stairway
Dome and Grand Stairway
TitleDome and Grand Stairway
DescriptionCaption: "Dome and grand stairway of Art Institute, completed in 1912. Courtesy of Art Institute of Chicago". From text: "There are now in 1911, fifty public exhibition galleries, of which twenty-seven are skylighted, and plans are being made to extend the building eastward by bridging the Illinois Central railroad tracks with skylighted galleries and building new museum halls upon the land reclaimed from the lake. Work has been begun on the building of the great central staircase, which will add immensely to the dignity and beauty of the main rotunda. This staircase will for the immediate future be surmounted by a plain, lofty skylighted roof, which will later be replaced by a dome, and the whole finished with impressive architectural work."
Date1912
TypeDrawings
Identifierchicagoitshistor02curr_0325.jp2
Source Pagehttp://www.archive.org/stream/chicagoitshistor02curr#page/266/mode/2up
Link to the Full-Texthttp://hdl.handle.net/10111/UIUCOCA:Serial/chicagoitshistor
Physical LocationUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Formatimage/jp2
Subject NameArt Institute of Chicago
SubjectGalleries & museums
Coverage-SpatialThe Loop (Chicago, Ill.)
Coverage-Temporal1910-1919
PublisherUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois at Chicago
RightsImages in this collection were digitized through the University of Illinois Library's participation in the Open Content Alliance and may be used freely. Attribution to the University of Illinois is appreciated. High-resolution images can be downloaded from the Internet Archive at www.archive.org. For further information, contact dcc@library.uiuc.edu.
Sub-CollectionInterior Scenes
Book TitleChicago: its history and its builders, a century of marvelous growth
Author of the BookCurrey, J. Seymour (Josiah Seymour), b. 1844
CollectionPicture Chicago
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