MOSES EZEKIEL. Christopher Columbus

The years preceeding and immediately following the Columbian Exposition were very good for Sculpture in Chicago.  Better,  than we might guess today today.  Much fine work was destroyed.  Lucky pieces  were salvaged, saved and dispersed throughout the City.

Below is Moses Ezekial's 1894 "Columbus" that onced topped  W. W. Boyington's Columbus Memorial at the corner of State and Washington.  He has been carefully restored and re-placed (appropriately) in Little Italy -- near Polk and Loomis.

Moses Ezekial and Johannes Gehlert were once among the most prominent sculptors in Chicago.  Their work still exists.  Just not where one would expect.

For more on Boyington's building visit ARCHITECTURE FARM

Visit  IMAGES IN THE LOOP for more photographs of Chicago Architecture and Sculpture.

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