About This Item
original and largely intact c. 1936-7 natural beige clay, with red slip glaze, ornamental terra cotta upper cornice panel salvaged from the thomas a. edison school (non-extant) once located at calumet ave. & 170th street in hammond, in. features an impressive combination of strong geometric elements intertwined with intricate organic (i.e., leafage) design elements. the terra cotta panel was fabricated by the midland terra cotta company (chicago, il). the school’s principal architect was william hutton, with george grant elmslie and clay modeler fritz albert designing and creating the exterior terra cotta.