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Antique Art Craft Chicago Architectural Booker Bldg African American Bronzeville

Antique Art Craft Chicago Architectural Booker Bldg African American Bronzeville

Antique Art Craft Chicago Architectural Booker Bldg African American Bronzeville

Two amazing arts and crafts architectural relics which appear to be glazed terra cotta (very heavy) from the demolished southside Chicago Booker Building, (possibly named after Booker T Washington who passed in 1915) 4700 South Cottage Drive, a fixture in the African American community once occupied by Pappy's Liquors, designed by architect Horatio Wilson (1857 - 1917) measuring approximately 5 x 3 3/4 x 3 inches. Although unconfirmed, there is a strong likelihood it is named after Booker T. Wilson was one of Chicago's most popular and prolificturn-of-the-century architects.

He designed not only high-quality commercial buildings but also houses, factories and theaters. The Booker Building displays fine arts and crafts brick work, excellent terracotta detailing and a low-hipped "prairie school" style roof. It was a cornerstone of thethriving 47th Street/Cottage Grove commercial district until the mid-'60's and is one of the street's lastsurviving vintage buildings. Source: wwwpreservationchicagodotcom Thanks for looking.

The item "ANTIQUE ART CRAFT CHICAGO ARCHITECTURAL BOOKER BLDG AFRICAN AMERICAN BRONZEVILLE" is in sale since Friday, August 25, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Other Antique Furniture". The seller is "theprimitivefold" and is located in Villa Park, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Material: Glazed Terra Cotta or Similar
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Maker: Chicago Area Unknown Maker
  • Color: Off White


Antique Art Craft Chicago Architectural Booker Bldg African American Bronzeville