Stone Carvings in the Music Hall Façade
When looking at the imposing red brick facade of Music Hall, it's hard to see the detail work on the structure. In particular, there are stone carvings set into the brick. They appear at the tops of decorative fixtures and offer some relief to an eye weary of red brick.
When Music Hall was constructed, the center building came first. It was primarily designed to be a ''music hall''. Next, the wings were constructed to accommodate the expositions that were so popular in the late 19th and early 20th century.
To reflect the purposes of the hall, stone mason Isaac Graveson created themed carvings: musical instruments for the center building, flowers and birds for the south -- horticultural -- building and engineering and science tools for the north -- mechanical -- building.