What's old is new again #5......Pictured above is a repost of a shot that I captured in 2009 of the stained glass dome just outside the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall. This HDR processing of three images turned out to be so much more detailed and not overly processed like the last time. I also noticed "smudges" in the previous post of this photo which I didn't understand and have since been removed.
The Chicago Cultural Center, originally the main branch of the Chicago Public Library (1893), which was built on land donated by the Grand Army of the Republic, maintains a memorial hall to the Grand Army inside the building.
The Grand Army of the Republic was a fraternal organization composed of veterans of the Union Army who had served in the American Civil War. The GAR was among the first organized interest groups in American politics. It was succeeded by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW).
The rotunda just outside the memorial hall features 30-foot walls of Knoxville pink marble, mosaic floor, and a fine, colorful stained-glass dome in an intricate Renaissance floral pattern by the firm of Healy and Millet.
Photo captured July 24, 2009.
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