Photography Monday: Oaklawn Portals
Designed by Greene & Greene in 1904-5, these portals were designed to flank the entrance to a private development, Oaklawn. The gates provided prestige to the subdivision and help establish the ambiance wanted by the developer, S. W. Ferguson. The entrance gate is composed of two tile roofed towers made of large boulders at the base and progressively smaller cobblestones toward the top that stand on each side of the entranceway. The tower and the column together support a roof over each pedestrian gate.
Preserving our architectural history is important and we must continue the fight. I am fortunate to live in an area where it is celebrated and access to these architectural gems is easy. I have been a fan of Greene and Greene architecture for many years so don’t be surprised if they appear again on my blog.
Every great architect is – necessarily – a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age. -Frank Lloyd Wright