"There is no gardener in the world who does not worship Spring like a pagan" -Earthly Joys by Philippa Gregory
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Come Inside the Rookery Building in Chicago....
As I mentioned before, my father's business office was located in this building in the mid-to-late 1960's. This ornate and sumptuous lobby you see here is entirely different from the picture I would have taken back then, when it was just a tired, grimy, 80 year old hulk of an out-dated structure. In those days, many grand old Chicago buildings were torn down. In the 1980's, the building was completely renovated, cleaned and reconditioned. A fabulous architectural jewel once again.
Part of a famous staircase, which is difficult to visit now. As a kid, I would take friends up to see it and actually climbed the entire way up to the top, perhaps 10 stories.
Intricate, ornate moaic floor tile; cleaned and restored--the camera doesn't do them justice.