Essential Architecture-  Chicago South and West

Lorado Taft's Midway Studios

architect

Unknown; reconstruction, Otis Floyd Johnson; addition, Edward D. Dart

location

6016 S. Ingleside Ave.

date

1885-1929; reconstructed in 1929; addition in 1964

style

 

construction

 

type

Education
 
 
   
Lorado Taft (1860-1936) was one of the nation's most famous early-20th century sculptors and educators, whose works include Fountain of Time, which is located at the west end of nearby Midway Plaisance. In 1906, Taft founded Midway Studios in a converted barn at 60th and Ellis streets. The barn was moved one block east to this location in 1929, its various additions were reconstructed, and both were attached to an existing (c.1880) brick house.

links

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