Monday, October 21, 2013

Tiffany Designed Glass Mosaic Panels In Chicago's Marquette Building

Published on ChiTownView Oct 20, 2013

I'd just read about these Tiffany glass mosaics that decorated the lobby of the 19th century Marquette Building in downtown Chicago. They looked gorgeous so I'd planned to go downtown and check them out. As it turned out this past weekend this National landmark and another 100+ architecturally significant sites were part of an open house so here was my chance.

They were magnificent and I took videos of each panel and am uploading them here. They are the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany and J.A.Holzer... Holzer was chief designer for the Tiffany glass Company. These mosaics are composed solely of mother of pearl and Favrile glass. They depict moments in the life and death of Father Jacques Marquette. Who was the Chicago areas first non native resident when in 1674-75, he wintered in the area.

There are six clips with a link at the end of each taking you to the next one.

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