Entrance to the Blackstone


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Entrance to the Blackstone

All entering the Blackstone Building at its main entrance on Seneca (West 3rd) Street, walked under this bust of William Blackstone, the famous eighteenth century English jurist. The stone bust and entrance way was designed by John H. Edelman, a young architect in the offices of Coburn and Barnum. Edelman later moved to Chicago, and there mentored Louis Sullivan, who became known as the father of the American Skyscraper. This photo was taken in 1960 shortly before the building was razed.


This file appears in: The Coburn Mansion