Chicago's Marquette Building with Tiffany mosaics of Marquette & Jolliet Photos

Marquette Building (1895) (17 floors) (140 South Dearborn Av.) by Holabird & Roche has bronze reliefs & mosaics which tell the story of Pere Jacques Marquette (1637-75) Jesuit Catholic priest & Louis Jolliet (1646-1700) explorers of New France & first white men to pass along the Chicago River. The mosaics are by Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company.

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Grey Edison Building, red Marquette Building, & mirrored Chase Center. Chicago, IL.South facade of Marquette Building. Chicago, IL.Marquette Building. Chicago, IL.Bronze reliefs over doors of Marquette Building showing scenes of western explorations of Jacques Marquette & Louis Jolliet with quotes from their writings. Chicago, IL.
Grey Edison Building, red Marquette Building, & mirrored Chase Center. Chicago, IL.South facade of Marquette Building. Chicago, IL.Marquette Building (1895) (17 floors) (140 South Dearborn Ave.). Chicago, IL. Architect: Holabird & Roche. On National Register.Bronze reliefs over doors of Marquette Building showing scenes of western explorations of Jacques Marquette & Louis Jolliet with quotes from their writings. Chicago, IL.
Bronze reliefs over doors of Marquette Building showing scenes of earliest known white exploration of the rivers of Illinois & New France. Chicago, IL.Bronze relief of Marquette & Jolliet exploring the Illinois wilderness with native Americans "To follow those waters which will henceforth lead us into strange lands" on Marquette Building. Chicago, IL.Bronze relief of Marquette holding up peace pipe to hostile native Americans "In vain I showed the calumet to explain that we had not come as enemies" on Marquette Building. Chicago, IL.Bronze relief of Marquette being portaged by native Americans "Passing two leagues up the river we resolved to winter there being detained by my illness" on Marquette Building. Chicago, IL.
Bronze reliefs over doors of Marquette Building showing scenes of earliest known white exploration of the rivers of Illinois & New France. Chicago, IL.Bronze relief of Marquette & Jolliet exploring the Illinois wilderness with native Americans "To follow those waters which will henceforth lead us into strange lands" on Marquette Building. Chicago, IL.Bronze relief of Marquette holding up peace pipe to hostile native Americans "In vain I showed the calumet to explain that we had not come as enemies" on Marquette Building. Chicago, IL.Bronze relief of Marquette being portaged by native Americans "Passing two leagues up the river we resolved to winter there being detained by my illness" on Marquette Building. Chicago, IL.
Bronze relief of a Catholic funeral with native Americans "The de Profundis was intoned The body was then carried to the church" on Marquette Building. Chicago, IL.Detail of bronze doors on Marquette Building. Chicago, IL.Detail of outside tiles of Marquette Building. Chicago, IL.Marquette cycle of mosaics by Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company in lobby of Marquette Building. Chicago, IL.
Bronze relief of a Catholic funeral with native Americans "The de Profundis was intoned The body was then carried to the church" on Marquette Building. Chicago, IL.Detail of bronze doors on Marquette Building. Chicago, IL.Detail of outside tiles of Marquette Building. Chicago, IL.Marquette cycle of mosaics by Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company in lobby of Marquette Building. Chicago, IL.
Mosaic portrait of Pere Jacques Marquette Jesuit Catholic priest & explorer of rivers of New France in Marquette Building. Chicago, IL.Mosaic portrait of Louis Jolliet explorer of western New France in Marquette Building. Chicago, IL.Mosaic portrait of native American Tonti who explored New France with Marquette & Jolliet in Marquette Building. Chicago, IL.Mosaic of Marquette "Firmly resolved to do all & to suffer all for so glorious an enterprise" in Marquette Building. Chicago, IL.
Mosaic portrait of Pere Jacques Marquette (1637-75) Jesuit Catholic priest & explorer of rivers of New France in Marquette Building. Chicago, IL.Mosaic portrait of Louis Jolliet (1646-1700) explorer of western New France in Marquette Building. Chicago, IL.Mosaic portrait of native American Tonti who explored New France with Marquette & Jolliet in Marquette Building. Chicago, IL.Mosaic of Marquette "Firmly resolved to do all & to suffer all for so glorious an enterprise" in Marquette Building. Chicago, IL.
Mosaic of Marquette & Jolliet meeting Indians "They answered they were Illinois & in token of peace presented the pipe to smoke" in Marquette Building. Chicago, IL.Mosaic of death of Marquette "28th of May 1675, To die as he had always asked in a wretched cabin amid the forest, destitute of all human aid" in Marquette Building. Chicago, IL.Mosaic mural of Jacques Marquette Catholic priest & explorer of rivers of New France in Marquette Building. Chicago, IL.Mosaic mural of Louis Jolliet explorer of western New France in Marquette Building. Chicago, IL.
Mosaic of Marquette & Jolliet meeting Indians "They answered they were Illinois & in token of peace presented the pipe to smoke" in Marquette Building. Chicago, IL.Mosaic of death of Marquette "28th of May 1675, To die as he had always asked in a wretched cabin amid the forest, destitute of all human aid" in Marquette Building. Chicago, IL.Mosaic mural of Jacques Marquette (1637-75) Catholic priest & explorer of rivers of New France in Marquette Building. Chicago, IL.Mosaic mural of Louis Jolliet (1646-1700) explorer of western New France in Marquette Building. Chicago, IL.
Mosaic mural of native American Tonti who explored New France with Marquette & Jolliet in Marquette Building. Chicago, IL.


Mosaic mural of native American Tonti who explored New France with Marquette & Jolliet in Marquette Building. Chicago, IL.



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