Another model from the James W. Scoville, Adler & Sullivan designed, Chicago building

The Virginia Museum of fine art  which has a few artifacts from this building also has at least one of these lunettes with a very similar design on it as the spandrel panels have.

I like the shape of it as well, I have no plans to but easily could make the surrounding flat pieces for it if a client wanted them.

I will be working on this model very soon, of course it takes time and this type of work is done when I have time, and more time for the various mold making processes to get done, but progress photos will come along here soon enough.

This would most likely be priced around $325 in fired red terracotta.

The museum has their artifact sized 18-1/4″ x 18-1/2″ and 4″ deep, this size would fit into my existing kiln, so this is another design I can keep my model of full sized like the originals and offer both interior cast-stone this size but less deep to hang ON the wall, and hand-pressed terracotta which will be slightly smaller due to the shrinkage of the clay but made a nominal  3″ deep which can be additionally used outdoors in the garden or embedded into a brick or stone wall of any type.

1973 HABS photo before demolition (Courtesy of the Library of Congress)


Jame scoville building elevation view (Courtesy of the Library of Congress)

Dankmar Adler, 1844-1900
Louis Sullivan, American, 1856 – 1924 (Architects) Northwestern Terra Cotta Co., probably modeled by, Kristian Schneider  1884-1885

A photo of the grey painted artifact in the museum which is not on public view at the museum, appears here;

The artifact they have is a gift of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.