Thursday, March 30, 2006

Classical Architecture Quiz


Came across this photo looking for information on the Chicago El. For 2 points and digital photo of your favorite Chicago Church, indentify this photo.

Clues
1) If it sort of looks like a Church, well... Many Cathedrals were used for the same function as this facility.

2) The building is closely associated with, but not located in Chicago.

3) The buiding is named after a major builder in Chicago and London.

Get your 2 points!

6 comments:

Marcus Scotus said...

Yerkes Observatory, of the U. of Chicago.

I have photos of an observatory in California, about a century old, that was done in the Spanish Mission syle.

JB Powers said...

Awesome! And who and where is Yerkes (no Googling allowed)?

Can you post your pix of Californian Observatory?

Congrats
JBP

Marcus Scotus said...

I posted photos of Lick Observatory: http://saint-louis.blogspot.com/2006/04/photos-of-lick-observatory-california.html

I don't know where Yerkes is or who its namesake was. I guess that it is in either Illinois or Wisconsin.

Marcus Scotus said...

I posted photos of Lick Observatory: http://saint-louis.blogspot.com/2006/04/photos-of-lick-observatory-california.html

I don't know where Yerkes is or who its namesake was. I guess that it is in either Illinois or Wisconsin.

Dean W. Armstrong said...

Yerkes is in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, and is operated by the University of Chicago.

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