Rare Antique Cast Bronze Exterior Facade Ornament, Western Union Telegraph Company BuildingRare Antique Cast Bronze Exterior Facade Ornament, Western Union Telegraph Company BuildingRare Antique Cast Bronze Exterior Facade Ornament, Western Union Telegraph Company BuildingRare Antique Cast Bronze Exterior Facade Ornament, Western Union Telegraph Company BuildingRare Antique Cast Bronze Exterior Facade Ornament, Western Union Telegraph Company Building

A striking antique cast bronze exterior facade ornament, circa 1920 and salvaged from the beaux-arts style Western Union Telegraph Company building in St.Louis, MO . Designed by noted architect, Welles Bosworth, the building was one of 15 regional switching stations which were located throughout the country and formed a "hub-and-spoke" network allowing the exchange and transmission of millions of telegrams. Construction of the building was completed in 1926 by Dwight P. Robinson & Company, the details of the foundry which produced it's facade ornaments are unknown. Found in each of the street-level window bays, the beautifully cast and oversized facade ornament features a lightning-enveloped earth. This symbolic exterior ornament is in excellent condition and has it's original beautifully aged patina. It measures 116-3/4" long and 25" tall; the globe is 22-1/4" in diameter.

Item ID: NMI19-RW

Rare Antique Cast Bronze Exterior Facade Ornament, Western Union Telegraph Company Building

$22,500 USD

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