Monday’s Monument: Peace Memorial, Urbana, Illinois

Monday’s Monument: Peace Memorial, Urbana, Illinois

In 1968, the University of Illinois’ classes of 1918 and 1919 requested Donald J. Molnar, who was a campus landscape architect at the time, to build a memorial commemorating the 50th anniversary of the end of World War I. He envisioned a fountain and a statue in the...
Monday’s Monument: Hands of Peace, Chicago, IL

Monday’s Monument: Hands of Peace, Chicago, IL

Israeli artist Henri Azaz’s abstract bronze work adorns the front of the Chicago Loop Synagogue, on S. Clark Street, above the door. Stylized hands in prayer, palms down, are featured in front of a blessing from the Bible’s Book of Numbers in both Hebrew and...