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Lane Technical High School, Chicago, Illinois
by Terence Faircloth

Three panels from a wood sculpture, which to me seems unique as most such interior panels were bronze or stone or done as flat murals. 

From Flickr:

Parts of mahogany relief work entitled “Controlling of the Elements” designed by Peterpaul Ott, and executed in 1938.

The pieces were sponsored by the Federal Art Project which was part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) designed to provide work for unemployed Americans during the great depression.

Filed under lane technical high school interior wood paneling paneling sculpture chicago illinois peterpaul ott 1938 1930s federal art project wpa works progress administration

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    gorgeous craftsmanship.
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    unique alright.
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    I feel like I went to the wrong high school.
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    Wooden design panels inside the library at Lane Tech High school, Chicago,IL
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