Pillar of Fire

Join JK as he takes a closer look at Egon Weiner‘s “Pillar of Fire”, a tall bronze sculpture that stands in front of the Chicago Fire Academy. This is also the site of O’Leary’s barn. If you know your Chicago history, you’ll also know that this is ground zero for The Great Chicago Fire of 1871… and of course the question on everyone’s mind, did the cow do it?

The Chicago Fire Academy

Getty Mausoleum

This highly significant work of Louis Sullivan stands in Graceland Cemetery in the Uptown neighborhood. It is said to be an the early example of the Chicago School of architecture. Frank Lloyd Wright described it as “a piece of sculpture, a statue, a great poem.” Perfectly illustrates the architectural concept of “cubic massing”.