Lane Tech Murals

Every time I visit here, I am amazed by the murals: ‘These historic works of art, 66 murals and two cast-stone fountain figures, date from two phases in the school’s history. Some were commissioned in 1908 by the Chicago Public School Art Society for Lane’s first building at Sedgwick and Division streets. Others were created during the Great Depression (1929-1942). These include murals from the Century of Progress (1933-34), given to the school’s new building at Addison Street and Western Avenue, and site-specific artwork authorized by the Works Progress Administration/Federal Art Project (1932-1943).’

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