Taylor Watercolors at the
Intersection at Fifth and Lombard
Located among the various watercolors in the vast collection of Winterthur are a series of watercolors by Taylor. These paintings represent a small percentage of images that depict existing buildings at a time when it was far easier to find pictures of buildings that had been illustrated at their opening. Intrigued by these watercolors, we have attmpted to determine some of the history behind the structures in them. We have been able to trace fire insurance information for all three of them as well as the names of their owners in 1861, the year in which these paintings were produced. Where we could, we have also included building construction and demolition dates.
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