Over Window Ornaments from Scoville Building, Chicago (demolished 1978)
Terracotta, painted gray
Other (lunette section): 21 x 26 x 8 3/4 in. (53.3 x 66 x 22.2 cm)
Other (lunette hub section): 8 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 9 in. (21.6 x 36.8 x 22.9 cm)
Other (rectangular over window spandrel): 29 x 17 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. (73.7 x 45.1 x 24.1 cm)
Gift of the U.S. General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service, Environmental Affairs Division, Special Studies and Programs Office
Terracotta window ornaments from Scoville Building, Chicago.
Seven pieces total: set of 3 matching rectangular over window spandrels; one 4-piece lunette (with hub and 3 curved triangular sections).
Built 1875; facade remodeling by Adler and Sullivan, 1884; demolished 1978.
Condition (2011): Excellent. Some paint flaking, but otherwise terra cotta is in great condition.
Two types, A and B: Lunette shaped: above window ornament with three curled trendrils emanating from shell shaped object at base. Made of 4 pieces: three pie-wedges with shell as a hub at center. Type B is a rectangular shaped above window ornament, with 3 sets of 2 spandrels. Each spandrel depicts a plant made of 3 stylized palmetto leaves emanating from a leafy base.
Ornamentation located over windows on top floor of building facade. In all, there are 4 sets of 6 rectangular spandrels over 12 center windows (or 12 sets of 2); and 4 lunettes at each end, 1 each over 4 windows.
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