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.
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.