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Veterans Administration Medical Center, Building No. 1, Old State Route 13 West, Marion, Williamson County, IL



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Item Title


Location
Old State Route 13 West, Marion, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS IL-1155-A
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-193).
Building/structure dates: 1940 initial construction
See HABS IL-1155 for overview history of complex & list of original architectural drawings. See photographs in this record for photocopies of drawings.

Significance: A typical example of Veterans Administration neuro-psychiatric hospital construction using the "Architectural Set" of drawings for a campus complex setting, the Marion, Illinois VA Medical Center is significant because of its rare use of Egyptian Revival architectural decoration.

Subjects
Health Care
Brick Buildings
Hospitals


Related Names
U.S. Veterans Administration
Ryan, Robert A., Historian
Dennett, Muesig, Ryan & Associates, Ltd., Historian
Ryan, Robert A., Photographer
Harms, Bruce A., Photographer
Dennett, Muesig, Ryan & Associates, Ltd., Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW OF THE N (FRONT) & W ELEVATIONS OF BUILDING 1; LOOKING SE. (Ryan)
2. DETAIL VIEW OF THE MAIN ENTRY TOWER OF BUILDING 1; LOOKING SE. (Ryan & Harms)
3. N ELEVATION OF BUILDING 1'S E WING, SHOWING THE PILASTERS, TERRA COTTA PANELS, AND THE EGYPTIAN MOTIF DECORATIVE CORNICE ELEMENTS; LOOKING S. (Ryan)
4. DETAIL VIEW OF NW CORNER OF BUILDING 1'S W WING, SHOWING THE PILASTERS, TERRA COTTA PANELS, AND THE EGYPTIAN MOTIF DECORATIVE CORNICE ELEMENTS; LOOKING ENE. (Harms)
5. DETAIL VIEW OF THE EGYPTIAN MOTIF DECORATIVE ELEMENTS OF BUILDING 1'S MAIN ENTRY TOWER (INCLUDING THE ENGAGED COLUMN CAPITALS, PILASTERS & CAPITALS, CORNICES, AND TERRA COTTA EAGLES); LOOKING SW FROM THE E WING ROOF. (Ryan)
6. DETAIL VIEW OF A TYPICAL SECTION OF 'LOTUS LEAF' MOTIF CORNICE; NW CORNER OF THE E WING; LOOKING NE. (Ryan)
7. DETAIL VIEW OF THE S & E FACADES OF THE MAIN ENTRY TOWER SEEN FROM THE ROOF OF THE E WING; SHOWING THE PYRAMID ROOF & COLORED TERRA COTTA CORNICE OF THE TOWER & THE E WING; LOOKING WNW. (Ryan)
8. DETAIL VIEW OF THE MAIN ENTRY STEPS, SHOWING ONE OF THE ORIGINAL LIGHT FIXTURES; LOOKING SW. (Harms)
9. DETAIL VIEW OF THE DEDICATION PLAQUE; TO THE E OF THE MAIN ENTRY DOORS. (Ryan)
10. OVERALL VIEW OF THE MAIN LOBBY OF BUILDING 1; SHOWING EGYPTIAN MOTIF DECORATIVE DETAIL OF THE ENGAGED COLUMNS, CORNICE & SOFFIT, DEDICATION PLAQUE, AND FLOOR MOSAICS; LOOKING SE. (Ryan & Harms)
11. DETAIL VIEW OF TYPICAL ENGAGED COLUMN, SHOWING THE ELABORATE, MULTI-COLORED LOTUS LEAF PATTERNS; MAIN LOBBY OF BUILDING 1, LOOKING SSW. (Ryan)
12. DETAIL VIEW OF DEDICATION PLAQUE & ITS SURROUNDING TABERNACLE FRAME; MAIN LOBBY OF BUILDING 1, LOOKING E. (Ryan)
13. DETAIL VIEW OF ORIGINAL NE WINDOW, PILASTERS, AND HEATING GRATE; MAIN LOBBY OF BUILDING 1, LOOKING N. (Ryan & Harms)
14. OVERALL VIEW OF ELEVATOR LOBBY OF BUILDING 1, SHOWING THE CONTINUATION OF THE EGYPTIAN MOTIF DECORATIVE DETAIL; LOOKING NNW TOWARD THE MAIN LOBBY. (Ryan & Harms)
15. Photograph of an historic photograph in the possession of the Engineer's Office of the Marion, IL Veterans Administration Medical Center. HOSPITAL BUILDING #1; E & N (FRONT) ELEVATIONS, LOOKING SW; DATED MAY 18, 1942.
16. Photograph of an historic photograph in the possession of the Engineer's Office of the Marion, IL Veterans Administration Medical Center. HOSPITAL BUILDING #1, LOOKING NE; DATED NOVEMBER 30, 1941.
17. Photograph of a line drawing in the possession of the Engineer's Office of the Marion, IL Veterans Administration Medical Center. FRONT (NORTH) ELEVATION; DRAWING 1-7R, DATED SEPTEMBER 4, 1940. (8 x 10 negative)
18. Photograph of a line drawing in the possession of the Engineer's Office of the Marion, IL Veterans Administration Medical Center. SIDE (EAST) ELEVATION & SIDE (WEST) ELEVATION; DRAWING 1-9R, DATED SEPTEMBER 4, 1940.
19. Photograph of a line drawing in the possession of the Engineer's Office of the Marion, IL Veterans Administration Medical Center. DETAILS MAIN STEPS & PLATFORM (SIDE ELEVATION, HALF PLAN, SECTIONS); DRAWING 1-12R, DATED SEPTEMBER 4, 1940.
20. Photograph of a line drawing in the possession of the Engineer's Office of the Marion, IL Veterans Administration Medical Center. 3/4' SCALE DETAIL - MAIN ENT. UNIT (PLAN SECTIONS, HALF ELEVATION, SECTIONS THROUGH WINDOW & DOOR. HALF PLAN & HALF REFLECTED PLAN OF MARQUISE); DRAWING 1-13R, DATED SEPTEMBER 4, 1940.
21. Photograph of a line drawing in the possession of the Engineer's Office of the Marion, IL Veterans Administration Medical Center. 3/4' SCALE DETAIL - MAIN ENTRANCE UNIT, HALF ELEVATION & SECTION; DRAWING 1-15R, DATED SEPTEMBER 4, 1940.
22. Photograph of a line drawing in the possession of the Engineer's Office of the Marion, IL Veterans Administration Medical Center. [MAIN LOBBY & ELEVATOR LOBBY DETAILS]; DRAWING 1-20R, DATED SEPTEMBER 4, 1940.
23. Photograph of a line drawing in the possession of the Engineer's Office of the Marion, IL Veterans Administration Medical Center. TYPICAL LOBBY DETAILS; DRAWING 1-21R, DATED SEPTEMBER 4, 1940. (8 x 10 negative)


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