The Del Prado’s terra cotta Native Americans

The exterior of the Del Prado Apartments in Hyde Park is distinguished by the Native American motifs of its extensive terra cotta detailing.

The terra cotta Native Americans that cap the columns in the grand lobby were originally colorfully painted. The coloring deteriorated badly during the years the building sat vacant, and the terra cotta was painted white during the building’s recent restoration.

The Hyde Park Blvd entrance still retains four of the terra cotta sculptures in their original coloring.

NOTE: Mac Apartments, the manager of the Del Prado, is one of our sponsors.

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