• Created Date
  • 1912-1912
  • Description
  • Caption: "Dome and grand stairway of Art Institute, completed in 1912. Courtesy of Art Institute of Chicago". From text: "There are now in 1911, fifty public exhibition galleries, of which twenty-seven are skylighted, and plans are being made to extend the building eastward by bridging the Illinois Central railroad tracks with skylighted galleries and building new museum halls upon the land reclaimed from the lake. Work has been begun on the b... more
    Caption: "Dome and grand stairway of Art Institute, completed in 1912. Courtesy of Art Institute of Chicago". From text: "There are now in 1911, fifty public exhibition galleries, of which twenty-seven are skylighted, and plans are being made to extend the building eastward by bridging the Illinois Central railroad tracks with skylighted galleries and building new museum halls upon the land reclaimed from the lake. Work has been begun on the building of the great central staircase, which will add immensely to the dignity and beauty of the main rotunda. This staircase will for the immediate future be surmounted by a plain, lofty skylighted roof, which will later be replaced by a dome, and the whole finished with impressive architectural work. less
  • Rights
  • Images in this collection were digitized through the University of Illinois Library's participation in the Open Content Alliance and may be used freely. Attribution to the University of Illinois is appreciated. High-resolution images can be downloaded from the Internet Archive at www.archive.org. For further information, contact dcc@library.uiuc.edu.