Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park – Chicago 2013
Normally at this time of year Buckingham Fountain looks like this – all dressed up in holiday lights and dusted with snow. But we’ve had very little of the white stuff here in Chicago this winter, so I’ve posted this 2013 image.
The fountain was built in the early 1920’s at a cost of $700,000 and was donated to the city by Kate Buckingham in memory of her brother, Clarence Buckingham, a wealthy Chicago business man and art lover. In the 1890’s, his art collection was said to be one of the finest in Chicago and he frequently loaned art from his collection to the Art Institute of Chicago. In fact he was a director there for more than a decade.
poster and black and white photograph from the Library of Congress…