1959/02/11: Sterling Morton to Clarence E. Godshalk
Date createdFebruary 11 1959
DescriptionLetter from Sterling Morton to Clarence E. Godshalk. He understands that Godshalk is keeping his bird feeding operations quiet from the newspapers to not draw attention. Morton comments amusingly that birds could take themselves easily to a more congenial climate. He thinks the idea of making pre-cast concrete blocks at the Arboretum is an "excellent" one. He offers several suggestions to make them interesting and durable. Those at the housing project did not have enough contrasting colors in the imbedded pebbles to make them attractive. He suggests talking with Mr. Ward at Holabird and Root for ideas. Tell Arnold that he recognizes Jim Allison in the photo, and he has much praise for Allison. Arnold's father Fred was Allison's foreman in South Chicago and Wyoming. He likes the interior photos of rooms that Godshalk has taken. He laments his difficulties with interior photos and discusses several ideas and options to eliminate the reflections in glass and mirrors. He asks Godshalk to tell him how he was successful with the photos so that he can get better results. California weather has been hot and dry. He suggests that the "awful" Chicago winter will mean a hot summer.