Download e-book for kindle: A Cleveland Legacy: The Architecture of Walker and Weeks by Eric Johannesen

By Eric Johannesen

Walker and Weeks was once the main architectural enterprise in Cleveland for almost forth years, from 1911 to 1949. Its consumers have been the rich and influential of Cleveland and the Midwest; its landmark accomplishments integrated the Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Severance corridor, the Cleveland put up workplace, and the Indiana international battle Memorial. Harry E. Weeks and Frank R. Walker complemented one another good: Weeks used to be an unassuming, yet proficient supervisor; Walker, an excellent, outgoing architect. jointly they verified an architectural manufacturing facility of the sort pioneered by way of Daniel Burnham in Chicago within the 18902. even if Cleveland in 1911 was once the 6th greatest urban within the U.S. and teeming with architects, Walker and Weeks used to be one of many few neighborhood corporations big enough to control each part of a fee. They mixed the Renaissance excellent of collaboration among artists and artisans with the trendy precept of clinical company administration. Their leading edge use of selling used to be one other key to their awesome good fortune. top recognized for the classical public structures in-built Cleveland within the Nineteen Twenties and Nineteen Thirties, additionally they designed many flats and less-known structures round Cleveland and during the Midwest. because the photos and drawings in A Cleveland Legacy exhibit, they created designs that satisfaction the viewer as a lot at the present time as they did seventy years ago.

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