Bennett is best known for his work with Daniel Burnham on the 1909 Plan of Chicago. This Indiana limestone obelisk is from that project and was salvaged during a recent construction project along the Michigan Avenue Bridge that spans the Chicago River along Wacker Drive downtown. A similar obelisk is shown in the last photo, however this obelisk does not include the bronze lights of the original design.
Architect: Edward H. Bennett (English-American, 1874-1954)
Early 20th century
Approximately: Width 34 Depth 34 Height 125 in.
Obelisk: Width 18 Depth 18 in.
See also: AR6692, AR6744, L2942.