Sawyer School Mural – Chicago IL

Description

The five panels of this mural depicting the “History of Chicago” are titled: “Father Marquette,” “Fort Dearborn,” “Great Chicago Fire of 1871,” “World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893,” and “Century of Progress World’s Fair of 1933.” They were painted by Lucile Ward in 1940 with funds from the WPA Federal Art Project. It was restored in 1997.

 

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Originally posted in the New Deal Art Registry: http://www.newdealartregistry.org/

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Location Info


5248 S. Sawyer Avenue
Chicago, IL 60632

Location notes: auditorium

Coordinates: 41.7980832, -87.7049231

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