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SKETCH FOR PAN-AMERICAN EXHIBITION GROUP—THE SAVAGE AGE IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE

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JOHN J. BOYLE, SCULPTOR

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COPE & STEWARDSON, ARCHITECTS
Its smiling simplicity is evidence of unmistakable gentility. It has quality. Built to shield
a larger property from an objectionable view, the kitchen has been placed at the corner of
the street and alley, and the rear thus becomes the living portion of the house, commanding a
delightful outlook and enjoying at the same time complete privacy.

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statue are presented
to show the influence of en-
vironment. A sterile business back-
ground detracts from the moral force
of a living work of art; while even
that unpromising site might have
been redeemed by judicious planting,
Thus, it might have become a spot
about which property would always
improve, as many a neighborhood
abroad has been rescued from the
slums by the presence of a noble
statue properly displayed.

St. Gaudens' Puritan is perhaps
the best example we have of Ameri-
can sculpture, and in theme and local
significance Springfield possesses a
work of art that none of our other
cities can equal. It is truly and dis-
tinctively American. In the firm,
steady stride and resolute expression,
the figure epitomizes early New Eng-
land history. The pedestal, notwith-
standing its broad spread and good
proportions, is entirely out of charac-
ter (there is no suggestion of Ply-
mouth Rock in its refined details), and
as it has neither a front nor a back
and seems to whirl about in either di-
rection in a dizzy

ecstacy, it fails to in-
terpret its part. Yet the vigorous per-
sonality of the statue is not rivaled
by the arabesque design, and at a dis-
tance, seen under a spreading, elm,
with H. H. Richardson's first church
in the background, the theme is at
least fairly well sustained.

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MONUMENT TO DEACON SAMUEL CHAPIN, AT SPRINGFIELD, MASS.

AUGUSTUS ST. GAUDENS, SCULPTOR

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THREE AMERICAN BASEMENT HOUSES. A PRODUCT AS NATIVE TO NEW YORK AS THE “ HOTEL PARTICULIER" IS TO PARIS

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