INDUSTRY and AGRICULTURE flanked the front entrance of the Chicago Board of Trade. The structure was designed by William Boyington in 1885 and lasted until demolished to allow the construction of the new Board of Trade Building in 1928. Below is INDUSTRY.

Her serenity gives no clue of the concern that the BOT felt for Chicago's growing and increasingly vocal Chicago Labor Movement. Take a look at this link: It is a vintage postcard showing the statues standing above the door. Their sculptor is unknown.

CHICAGO PHOTOGRAPHS are available for purchase at CHICAGO IMAGES in the Loop

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  1. While on a Wisconsin Duck tour along Lake Delton in Wisconsin Dells this summer, we passed several dozen sculptures along the road as we came out of the lake. Our tour guide identified these pieces as rescued from the Chicago Board of Trade Building before it was demolished in 1929. They were purchased and place at the summer home of a wealthy Chicago trader. A number of stunning Eagles were among the gathered artifacts. Have you ever heard this story before?
    Dan Leininger