This vintage, mid century modern blue painted aluminum panel was originally used as a decorative fence panel.
Designer: John deKoven Hill (American, 1920-96) | Manufacturer: Schmidt Ornamental Iron Works (Evanston, IL). DeKoven started his career as an apprentice at Taliesin for Frank Lloyd Wright and went on to become Wright's chief architect.
Cast mark: TFC ©.
Fence panels for the Hyde Park Redevelopment project (1503-19 East 56th Street, Chicago, IL) near the University of Chicago. The last photograph shows the fence panels as they were originally installed behind the townhouses in 1960 (Photograph courtesy: Cultural Historian, City of Chicago). Architect: Harry Weese (American, 1915-98). Originally designed for the Corbett House
(Cincinnati, OH, built 1959).
House Beautiful, Pace Setter, February 1960.
Mid Century Modern
Mid 20th century
Width 17.75 Depth 1 Height 17.75 inches
Note: blue paint recently stripped. Old crack.