Unusual circa 1920s detailed architectural drawing in watercolor of ornate public buildingUnusual circa 1920s detailed architectural drawing in watercolor of ornate public buildingUnusual circa 1920s detailed architectural drawing in watercolor of ornate public buildingUnusual circa 1920s detailed architectural drawing in watercolor of ornate public buildingUnusual circa 1920s detailed architectural drawing in watercolor of ornate public buildingUnusual circa 1920s detailed architectural drawing in watercolor of ornate public buildingUnusual circa 1920s detailed architectural drawing in watercolor of ornate public buildingUnusual circa 1920s detailed architectural drawing in watercolor of ornate public buildingUnusual circa 1920s detailed architectural drawing in watercolor of ornate public building

This is an extremely detailed ink and watercolor drawing on paper, unsigned, of a public building that might have become a federal building like a post office, civic center, etc. It measures roughly 24" by 39" in an octagonal shape, and a ( basically, protective only) inexpensive frame comes with it. Upon close examination, above the main door, one can read "Independence/United States/Freeport Ill(inois). I contacted the Freeport, Illinois Public Library history room, and they said there is no such building in that city. So, I don't know what to make of this; perhaps it was a building that never left the drawing board, literally. In any event today it's an early century Beaux Arts style I guess building that should appeal to collectors of architectural drawing. Condition is excellent with even browning of paper (photos suggest of reverse show a browning that really doesn't look like that on the front) and the lower right corner, hidden by the mat a long time ago, is missing. Perhaps that might have held a signature, but we will never know. SEE HUNDREDS OF OTHER WORKS NOW IN MY RUBY LANE SHOP..

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Unusual circa 1920s detailed architectural drawing in watercolor of ornate public building

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