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Lion House, Lincoln Park Zoo

Perkins, Fellows & Hamilton, architects

 

— 1912 —

 
Lion House, Lincoln Park Zoo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 14, 2008
1. Lion House, Lincoln Park Zoo Marker
Inscription.  Located in one of the country's oldest municipal zoological parks, the Lion House blends both the grandly-scaled public architecture of the Classical style with the innovative Prarie style developed by Chicago architects in the early 20th century. The building was designed by important architect Dwight H. Perkins, an advocate of park and school reform. The building has excellent brickwork and terra-cotta ornament, unique lion mosaic, and a grand interior with a vaulted Guastavino-tile ceiling, an innovative construction at the time.

Chicago Landmark
Designated on November 30, 2005
Richard M. Daley, Mayor
 
Erected 2005 by Commission on Chicago Landmarks.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsArchitectureParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Illinois, Chicago Landmarks Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1864.
 
Location. 41° 55.278′ N, 87° 38.025′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker can be reached
Close up of sign in front of the Kovler Lion House. image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 14, 2008
2. Close up of sign in front of the Kovler Lion House.
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from the intersection of N. Stockton Drive and W. Webster Avenue. Located on the Lion House in the Lincoln Park Zoo. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2001 N Clark Street, Chicago IL 60614, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “Rites of Spring” (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Landmark Landings (about 800 feet away); Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kennison Boulder Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hidden Truths (approx. 0.3 miles away); Abandoned Shoreline of Lake Michigan (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
 
Entrance to the Lion House image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 14, 2008
3. Entrance to the Lion House
Lions in the lion house. image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 14, 2008
4. Lions in the lion house.
Leopard in the lion house. image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 14, 2008
5. Leopard in the lion house.
Plaque inside Lion House image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 14, 2008
6. Plaque inside Lion House
Reads: First Director of this Zoo 1888 Cyrus B. De Vry 1919
The Hope B. McCormick Great Hall image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 14, 2008
7. The Hope B. McCormick Great Hall
Hope McCormick loved Lincoln Park Zoo. She served with unmatched enthusiasm on the Zoological Board of Directors and as the founding president of the Women's Board. Hope inspired all with her determination to build one of the finest zoos in the world.
The Lincoln Park Zoological Society acknowledges Hope McCormick's unique contribution by naming this beloved Zoo Landmark in her honor. Her spirit lives on in all we will accomplish.
                    The Lincoln Park Zoological Society
                    September 1993
This sign is inside the Lion House.
Time Capsule marker in the Lion House image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 14, 2008
8. Time Capsule marker in the Lion House
Reads: This time capsule was dedicated on July 9, 1993, in honor of Lincoln Park Zoo's 125th birthday. The contents include items which reflect the unique heritage of Lincoln Park Zoo. It will be opened in 80 years which marks the 100th anniversary of The Lincoln Park Zoological Society Women's Board.
With special thanks to Winston and Strawn whose support made this project possible.
Time capsule in the Lion House. image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 14, 2008
9. Time capsule in the Lion House.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,320 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on August 23, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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