Monday, July 20, 2009
Lincoln Park Zoo [Lion House]
The plaque reads ...
Chicago Landamrk ...
Lion House, Lincoln Park Zoo ..
Perkins, Fellows & Hamilton, architects
Located in one of the country's oldest municipal zoological parks, the lion house blends both the grandly-scaled public architecture of the classical style with the innovative Prairie style developed by Chicago architects in the early 20th century. The building was designed by important architect Dwight H Perkins, an advocate of park and school reforms. The building has excellent brickwork and terra-cotta ornament, unique lion mosaics, and a grand interior with a vaulted Guastavino-tile ceiling, an innovative construction technology of the time..
Designated on Novemeber 30, 2005..
Richard M Daley, Mayor
Commission on Chicago Landmarks...
Designated Chicago Landmarks in Lincoln Park Zoo area..
Posted by Jyoti at 7/20/2009 10:04:00 AM
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MY grandfather, Frank Fisher, was the European trained master brick mason who applied the mosaic lions and tigers to the outside of the building in 1912
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