Welshman has building named for him in Chicago!

Gaynor Madoc Leonard
09/11/11 09:07:23AM
302 posts

What a pity the man wasn't called Owain Glyndwr or Llewelyn ap Gruffudd.

Ceri Shaw
09/09/11 09:09:34PM
568 posts
The Chicago Building now 'Jones Hall'

English: Chicago Building, Chicago, IL, USA

3 March 2010 ( 2010-03-03 )


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mona everett
09/09/11 08:52:47PM
30 posts
This just in from Catrin Brace--Welsh Government/Wales International:On Wednesday Sep 7, the Chicago Building was renamed Jones Hall in honor of Professor Anthony Jones from Wales . Tony Jones was president of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) for twenty years, retiring recently in July. He is an internationally-renowned arts administrator, educator, broadcaster, writer, historian of art, architecture and design. SAIC writes: As Tony retires from SAIC this year, he leaves and unparalleled legacy of vision, passion, and commitment. Through Tonys leadership, SAIC has flourished, building programmatic initiatives, increasing awareness and enrolment, connecting with the world in unforeseen ways, and graduating the art and design leaders who will shape our culture in the years to come.Jones Hall was designed by the architects Holabird and Roche and built in 1904. Historically known as the Chicago Building , this landmark structure was converted into a SAIC residence hall in 1997. It is located at the zero-zero point of Chicago and is the geographical nexus of the city and home to many artists, designers and scholars.Congratulations Tony!
updated by @mona-everett: 11/11/15 10:37:52PM