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Journeying Forth. Photo by Tricia Koning.

Four bronze panels were placed over the front doors, welcoming visitors to the Marquette Building. These exterior bronzes were meticulously restored in 2009.

“Over the doors of the main entrance are panels of bronze, designed and executed by Mr. Herman A. MacNeil, illustrating incidents in the life of Pere Marquette in his explorations of the Mississippi River and the state of Illinois…The inscriptions below are panels taken from Marquette’s diary.” 
Architectural Reviewer, July 1897

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