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Chicago Circle Memorial Grove

SW view of SEOWalter Netsch designed this garden with its elliptical asphalt path and low granite benches in 1968.

Grove in early springOriginally enclosed by brick walls, Chicago Circle Memorial Grove is now surrounded by a wrought iron fence. The striking scissor staircase of Science and Engineering Offices is visible from the garden.

In the lawn near SEO is a small octagonal plaque dating from 1973. It commemorates a member of the Physical Plant staff: Harry W. Pearce, Associate Director Emeritus, Physical Plant, Coordinator of Phase 1 Construction at Chicago Circle Memorial Grove.