A Cleveland Legacy: The Architecture of Walker and Weeks by Eric Johannesen

By Eric Johannesen

Walker and Weeks was once the main architectural enterprise in Cleveland for almost forth years, from 1911 to 1949. Its consumers have been the rich and influential of Cleveland and the Midwest; its landmark accomplishments integrated the Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Severance corridor, the Cleveland put up place of work, and the Indiana global conflict Memorial. Harry E. Weeks and Frank R. Walker complemented one another good: Weeks used to be an unassuming, yet proficient supervisor; Walker, a super, outgoing architect. jointly they demonstrated an architectural manufacturing unit of the sort pioneered by way of Daniel Burnham in Chicago within the 18902. even supposing Cleveland in 1911 used to be the 6th greatest urban within the U.S. and teeming with architects, Walker and Weeks was once one of many few neighborhood organizations sufficiently big to control each section of a fee. They mixed the Renaissance perfect of collaboration among artists and artisans with the fashionable precept of medical enterprise administration. Their cutting edge use of promoting was once one other key to their outstanding good fortune. top identified for the classical public structures in-built Cleveland within the Twenties and Thirties, in addition they designed many apartments and less-known constructions round Cleveland and through the Midwest. because the images and drawings in A Cleveland Legacy exhibit, they created designs that satisfaction the viewer as a lot this day as they did seventy years ago.

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