Monday, November 16, 2009

Chicago Fire Memorial

The corner of DeKoven and Jefferson, in the Near West Side Neighborhood, is the legendary site of the start of the Chicago Fire of 1871. The Chicago Fire Department Training Academy stands there, now, as well as a monument entitled Pillar of Fire.

The sculpture was designed by Egon Weiner, an artist and former professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and completed in 1961. It was designated a Chicago Landmark in 1971.

3 comments:

Lois said...

It's beautiful!

Sharon said...

Another beautiful monument that I never got to see! Thanks for sharing.

Scrumpy said...

Lovely!