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The Design Program for Thanksgiving Square

Description: Document outlining the idea for the Thanks-Giving Square to be put in Dallas, Texas including sections on the general concept and philosophical goals, design components and objectives, existing conditions, design team, and procedures. There is a list of supplementary exhibits which are not included.
Date: September 1, 1970
Creator: Schepps, Julius; Stemmons, John & Stewart, Peter
Partner: The Thanks-Giving Foundation

[Model of the Chapel of Thanksgiving]

Description: Photograph of a model of the Chapel of Thanksgiving located in the Thanks-Giving Square in Dallas, Texas. The model shows the white, cylinder-shaped chapel with a small body of water on one side and a bridge over the water leading to the entrance. There are various figurines of people scattered around the model, a car figurine on the street to the right of the chapel, and a group of model trees at the start of the bridge in the bottom left of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Partner: The Thanks-Giving Foundation

[Chapel of Thanksgiving Exterior]

Description: Photograph of the exterior of the Chapel of Thanksgiving. The Chapel is a white, cylinder-shaped building with a spiral at the top. A small set of stairs connected to a bridge lead to the entrance of the Chapel. Multiple buildings are visible the background.
Date: unknown
Location Info:
Partner: The Thanks-Giving Foundation

[Men with a Tree for the Thanks-Giving Square Tree Planting Ceremony]

Description: Photograph of four men with a tree for the Thanks-Giving Square Tree Planting Ceremony. Two of the men are holding the tree, a man on the right is holding a binder in one hand and pointing at the tree with the other hand, and another man is standing on the left looking towards the other men. In the background, there are various buildings, people, cars, and a street sign that says "Akard St".
Date: unknown
Location Info:
Partner: The Thanks-Giving Foundation

[Aerial View of Thanks-Giving Square Model, Number 1]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of a model of the Thanks-Giving Square. The model shows the triangular block the Square is located on and has various model cars, trees, and buildings placed around it. The monuments of the Thanks-Giving Square are also shown on the model, with the Court of All Nations toward the bottom and the Chapel of Thanksgiving toward the top. The model also shows some of the landscaping elements of the Square, such as walkways, greenery, and waterfalls.
Date: unknown
Partner: The Thanks-Giving Foundation

[Sketch "C" of The Spirit of Thanksgiving by John Hutton]

Description: Photograph of a draft "C" sketch of one of John Hutton's design ideas for an engraved glass panel to be displayed in the Chapel of Thanksgiving called "The Spirit of Thanksgiving". The design is a dove with it's wings spread out, as if in flight, with a design resembling a wreath around it. Hutton says the dove in this design represents a Giver and emanates strength and vitality.
Date: unknown
Partner: The Thanks-Giving Foundation

[Nancy Reagan Speaking at the Golden Rule Dedication]

Description: Photograph of Nancy Reagan at Thanks-Giving Square's dedication of Norman Rockwell's "Golden Rule" to the United Nations. The artwork is partially visible behind Reagan as she is standing at a podium and speaking into a microphone. The artwork is a glass mosaic and depicts men, women, and children of different backgrounds and says, "Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You".
Date: unknown
Partner: The Thanks-Giving Foundation

[Glass Panel Engraved by John Hutton]

Description: Photograph of a glass panel engraved by John Hutton. The design engraved on the glass is titled "The Spirit of Thanksgiving" and depicts a dove with it's wings spread out, as if in flight, and a design that resembles a wreath around it. John Hutton's signature is also engraved on the bottom right corner of the glass. A hand is partially visible in the top left corner holding up the glass.
Date: unknown
Partner: The Thanks-Giving Foundation

[Aerial View of Thanks-Giving Square Model, Number 2]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of a model of the Thanks-Giving Square. The model shows the triangular block the Square is located on and has various model cars, trees, and buildings placed around it. The monuments of the Thanks-Giving Square can be seen in the model, with the Court of All Nations toward the bottom and the Chapel of Thanksgiving toward the top. The model also depicts some of the landscaping elements of the Square, such as walkways, greenery, and waterfalls.
Date: unknown
Partner: The Thanks-Giving Foundation

[Aerial East Side View of Thanks-Giving Square Model]

Description: Photograph of an aerial east side view of a Thanks-Giving Square model. The model shows the monuments of the Thanks-Giving Square, with the Chapel of Thanksgiving and a waterfall in the foreground. It also depicts some of the landscaping elements of the Square, such as walkways, greenery, and waterfalls. There are various model cars, trees, and tall buildings placed around the model.
Date: unknown
Partner: The Thanks-Giving Foundation

[Aerial West Side View of Thanks-Giving Square Model]

Description: Photograph of an aerial west side view of a model of the Thanks-Giving Square. The photograph shows the monuments of the Thanks-Giving Square, with the Court of All Nations in the foreground and the Chapel of Thanksgiving in the background. It also displays some of the landscaping elements of the Square, such as walkways, greenery, and waterfalls. There are various model trees and cars placed on the streets and sidewalks around the Square and tall buildings in the background.
Date: unknown
Partner: The Thanks-Giving Foundation

[Painting of the Glory Window in the Chapel of Thanksgiving, Number 3]

Description: Photograph of a painting of the Glory Window in the Chapel of Thanksgiving designed by Gabriel Loire. The painting shows multi-colored rectangles that resemble stained glass panels to be installed in the ceiling of the chapel. The rectangular panels form a spiral shape leading to a circular stained glass window in the center of the spiral. The painting represents the view of the ceiling from the interior of the chapel.
Date: unknown
Partner: The Thanks-Giving Foundation

[Painting of the Glory Window in the Chapel of Thanksgiving, Number 2]

Description: Photograph of a painting of the Glory Window in the Chapel of Thanksgiving designed by Gabriel Loire. The painting shows multi-colored rectangles that resemble stained glass panels to be installed in the ceiling of the chapel. The rectangular panels form a spiral shape leading to a circular stained glass window in the center of the spiral. The painting represents the view of the ceiling from the interior of the chapel.
Date: unknown
Partner: The Thanks-Giving Foundation

[Painting of the Glory Window in the Chapel of Thanksgiving, Number 1]

Description: Photograph of a painting of the Glory Window in the Chapel of Thanksgiving designed by Gabriel Loire. The painting shows multi-colored rectangles that resemble stained glass panels to be installed in the ceiling of the chapel. The rectangular panels form a spiral shape leading to a circular stained glass window in the center of the spiral. The painting represents the view of the ceiling from the interior of the chapel.
Date: unknown
Partner: The Thanks-Giving Foundation
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