Architectural ornamental oddments from from back when plain buildings were boring. American and from the turn of the last century.

Baluster, from the Schlesinger and Mayer Store, Chicago.
Baluster, from the Schlesinger and Mayer Store, Chicago. 1899-1904. American. Cast iron. George Grant Elmslie, designer (1871-1952). Image © 2011 – 2019 the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Fair use license. via http://embarkkiosk.chazen.wisc.edu/Obj3461?sid=11963&x=230309&port=383
Elevator enclosure grille, from the Chicago Stock Exchange. 1893-1894.
Elevator enclosure grille, from the Chicago Stock Exchange. 1893-1894. Cast iron, wrought iron, and copper alloy. Adler and Sullivan, makers. Image © 2011-2019 University of Wisconsin – Madison. Fair use license. via http://embarkkiosk.chazen.wisc.edu/Obj12799?sid=11963&x=230474&port=383
Stair baluster from the Chicago Stock Exchange. 1893-1894.
Stair baluster from the Chicago Stock Exchange. 1893-1894. Bronze over cast iron. Louis Henri Sullivan, designer (1856-1924). Image © 2011 – 2019 the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Fair use license. via http://embarkkiosk.chazen.wisc.edu/VieO12796?sid=11963&x=230567&port=383
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