Sorry for my lack of comments yesterday. We ran into a family emergency yesterday. I hope to be posting once again on Monday.
This starts a series of photos taken at the Lincoln Park Conservatory recently. However, the drab winter season didn't provide an opportunity for a nice exterior shot of the conservatory. So this was a photo taken in April of 2012.
The Lincoln Park Conservatory was built in stages from 1890-1895. It consists of a vestibule, four display halls and fifteen propagating and growing houses. The vestibule and Palm House were built and opened to the public in 1892 and contain giant palms and rubber trees, including a 50-foot fiddle-leaf rubber tree planted in 1891. In the Palm House, one can also find Garden Figure, a sculpture by Frederick Hibbard. The Fern Room or Fernery, approximately five and a half feet below grade, was opened in 1895. It contains plants of the forest floor, primarily a vast collection of ferns. The Tropical Room was originally called the stove house. Opened in 1895, it contained an assortment of tropical plants suspended from bark-covered walls. It is now called the Orchid Room and has a collection of approximately 25,000 natural species. The Display House is used for seasonal flower exhibits.
Photo captured April 9, 2012.
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