Urban Remains - Original Exterior Francis Apartments Ornamental Terra Cotta Panel
buff-colored vitreous ornamental terra cotta exterior string course panel
salvaged from the (non-extant) Francis Apartments in 1971. The South Side Chicago Francis is one of two middle-income housing projects executed
by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in Chicago in 1895. The
intricately detailed and strongly geometric design features overlapping circles
containing highly stylized and naturalistic floral ornament heavily influenced
by his mentor Louis Sullivan.