46 The Fountains and Garden
This is a view of the Fountains and Sunken Garden with a portion of the Administration Building and Printing Building in the distance as seen from the Pergola just back of the Sunken Garden. The Gardens which extend for a whole block just across the street from the Administration Building make this one of the most beautiful spots in the whole City of Chicago. An artificial lake has been constructed in which three great fountains play in the sunlight from morning until night. Between the lake and the Pergola are several other fountains and on a hot summer’s day the Pergola is a favorite spot with our thousands of employes, because the fonntains cool the atmosphere and add not a little to the pleasure of a stroll through the gardens. Besides the thousands of flowers in the flower beds, great urns here and there filled with blooming plants and vines, add to the beauty of this spot, and the winding paths are thronged with tired employes who find this breathing spot in the great City a delightful place to forget the little trials anq troubles of the morning.
SEARS IN 1916
Our Annual Field Meet
A strip of land one block and a half long is devoted to the benefit of our employes. A large space is given over to the athletic field where an Annual Field Meet is held. In these meets the championship in each of the different sports is contested by the many teams organized among the employes. More than 20,000 people attend these meets annually.