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Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool

Alfred Caldwell, landscape architect

 

1936-38

 
Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 30, 2011
1. Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool Marker
Inscription. Chicago Landmark

One of the most important historic landscapes in Chicago, this “hidden garden” in Lincoln Park was designed by note landscape architect Alfred Caldwell in the Prairie style. Inspired by his mentor Jens Jensen and the work of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Caldwell poetically interpreted the Midwestern landscape through the use of native plants, stratified stonework, and a natural-looking “prairie river,” with a waterfall that symbolizes it source.

Designated on November 6, 2002
Richard M. Daley, Mayor
 
Erected 2002 by Commission on Chicago Landmarks.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chicago Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 41° 55.534′ N, 87° 38.06′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is at the intersection of West Fullerton Parkway and North Cannon Drive, on the right when traveling east on West Fullerton Parkway. Touch for map. This marker is located at the northern entrance of the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool in Lincoln Park. Marker is in this post office area: Chicago IL 60614, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool
Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 30, 2011
2. Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool Marker
The marker is on the boulder on the left.
(here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lion House, Lincoln Park Zoo (approx. 0.3 miles away); “Rites of Spring” (approx. 0.4 miles away); Landmark Landings (approx. 0.4 miles away); Oz Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hidden Truths (approx. 0.6 miles away); Kennison Boulder Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
 
Also see . . .
1. Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool - Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 4, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Alfred Caldwell - Widipedia. (Submitted on October 4, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
Additional keywords. prairie style, works progress adminstration (WPA)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicHorticulture & Forestry
 
Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 30, 2011
3. Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 461 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 4, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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