Yerkes Observatory of the University of Chicago | Postcard | Wisconsin Historical Society

Postcard

Yerkes Observatory of the University of Chicago

Yerkes Observatory of the University of Chicago | Postcard | Wisconsin Historical Society
Text on front reads: "Yerkes Observatory of the University of Chicago at Williams Bay, Wisconsin." Founded in 1892 by astronomer George Ellery Hale and financed by Charles T. Yerkes. It was built in 1895 of brick in the Beaux Arts style. In 2020 the non-profit Yerkes Future Foundation took ownership and began restoration and renovation.
DESCRIPTION
Text on front reads: "Yerkes Observatory of the University of Chicago at Williams Bay, Wisconsin." Founded in 1892 by astronomer George Ellery Hale and financed by Charles T. Yerkes. It was built in 1895 of brick in the Beaux Arts style. In 2020 the non-profit Yerkes Future Foundation took ownership and began restoration and renovation.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:151272
Creation Date:after 1907
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Williams Bay
County:Walworth
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Wisconsin postcard collection, circa 1860s?-circa 1990s
Genre:Postcard
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:PH 2744
Original Dimensions:5.5 x 3.5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Divided back. Real Photo Postcard. For more information see "Property Record, Observatory Drive, Architecture and History Inventory" on the Wisconsin Historical Society website.
SUBJECTS
Cities and towns
Universities and colleges
Architectural details
Outdoor photography
Brickwork
Observatories
Shrubs
Trees
Lawns
Sidewalks

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