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If walls could talk…

DSC00277In stripping wallpaper off of the walls in the study, what did we find but this inscription written on the plaster:

“March 16, 1937  16% above zero”

1937 is when Albert Speh Jr. graduated by Fenwick High School.  March 16 would be the day before St. Patrick’s Day – a very big deal in Chicago, no matter what one’s parentage is.  But 16% above zero? – I’ve no idea.

Posted in Architecture, History.