Building 51 | Building 51 | early 20th century american sullivanesque exterior white glazed terra cotta “finial 4510” roofline ornament – midland terra cotta co., chicago, il.
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early 20th century american sullivanesque exterior white glazed terra cotta “finial 4510” roofline ornament – midland terra cotta co., chicago, il.

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Chicago Buildings

About This Item

finely-crafted early 20th century american antique “sullivan stock” or sullivanesque style white glazed exterior roofline terra cotta finial designed and fabricated by the midland terra cotta company, chicago, il. the visually distinctive oversized finial borrows geometric and organic design elements popularized by notable architects louis h. sullivan and his chief draftsman, george grant elmslie. the nicely weathered and allover crazed finish was caused by prolonged exposure to the outdoor elements. the decorative building finial was identified as “finial 4510” in midland’s terra cotta stock product catalog. salvaged from a chicago commercial building constructed around 1915. measures 17 x 11 x 12 inches.