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The Alarm (John Joseph Boyle), one of the northside’s oldest statues, was originally installed within the what is now Lincoln Park Zoo, 1884.
In 1974 it was moved just east of the lakepath, north of Diversey Harbor.

The Alarm (John Joseph Boyle), one of the northside’s oldest statues, was originally installed within the what is now Lincoln Park Zoo, 1884.

In 1974 it was moved just east of the lakepath, north of Diversey Harbor.

The Logan Monument, Grant Park, 1910, Chicago
Burnham and Ryerson Archives, Art Institute of Chicago

The Logan Monument, Grant Park, 1910, Chicago

Burnham and Ryerson Archives, Art Institute of Chicago

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning, so we naturally have to honor Chicago’s connection to the world famous statuette.
The RS Owens Company in Jefferson Park has been making the trophy for the film industry’s highest award since 1983. Prior to that, the Dodge Trophy and Awards Co.  in Chicago held the account. (pictured here, 1975)
When Owens was sold off last year to an Indiana firm, they pledged to continue making the statues in Chicago.

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning, so we naturally have to honor Chicago’s connection to the world famous statuette.

The RS Owens Company in Jefferson Park has been making the trophy for the film industry’s highest award since 1983. Prior to that, the Dodge Trophy and Awards Co.  in Chicago held the account. (pictured here, 1975)

When Owens was sold off last year to an Indiana firm, they pledged to continue making the statues in Chicago.

This is an exact replica of our Lincoln Park Lincoln statue which stands in Parliament Square, London, England.
Chicago has a total of 5 public statues dedicated to Lincoln. 

This is an exact replica of our Lincoln Park Lincoln statue which stands in Parliament Square, London, England.

Chicago has a total of 5 public statues dedicated to Lincoln. 

Bunting the Goethe Statue in Lincoln Park, 1914, Chicago.

Bunting the Goethe Statue in Lincoln Park, 1914, Chicago.

Statue of Diana on the steps of the Art Institute, 1909, Chicago.

Statue of Diana on the steps of the Art Institute, 1909, Chicago.

Statue at the Hall of Science, Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

Statue at the Hall of Science, Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

Crane Girl, North Rose Garden, Grant Park, 1908, Chicago. 
gif by Chris Brady

Crane Girl, North Rose Garden, Grant Park, 1908, Chicago. 

gif by Chris Brady

Group gathered around the Logan Monument in Grant Park (at 9th), 1900, Chicago.

Group gathered around the Logan Monument in Grant Park (at 9th), 1900, Chicago.

The Hamilton Memorial in Lincoln Park (at Stockton and Cannon Streets) as it appeared shortly after installation in 1954. In 1993 the modernist monolith was removed due to being structurally unsound. Now only the statue remains. Maybe the it should be brought back? Photo attributed to Hedrich-Blessing, Art Institute archives. 

The Hamilton Memorial in Lincoln Park (at Stockton and Cannon Streets) as it appeared shortly after installation in 1954. In 1993 the modernist monolith was removed due to being structurally unsound. Now only the statue remains. Maybe the it should be brought back? Photo attributed to Hedrich-Blessing, Art Institute archives. 

Macmonnies Fountain in the Grand Lagoon at the Columbian Expostion, c.1893, Chicago.

Macmonnies Fountain in the Grand Lagoon at the Columbian Expostion, c.1893, Chicago.

Statue of Swedish mythology character, Folke Filbyter, c.1942, Grant Park, Chicago. The statue was on loan at the time…wish it were still there!

Statue of Swedish mythology character, Folke Filbyter, c.1942, Grant Park, Chicago. The statue was on loan at the time…wish it were still there!