Night view of the top of The Chicago Board of Trade with the statue of Ceres clearly visible
By Michael Difensore
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The Chicago Board of Trade Building is a skyscraper located in Chicago, Illinois, United States. It stands at 141 W. Jackson Boulevard at the foot of the LaSalle Street canyon, in the Loop community area in Cook County. Built in 1930 and first designated a Chicago Landmark on May 4, 1977, the building was listed as a National Historic Landmark on June 2, 1978. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 16, 1978. Originally built for the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), it is now the primary trading venue for the CME Group, formed in 2007 by the merger of the CBOT and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
The 141 W. Jackson address hosted the former tallest building in Chicago designed by William W. Boyington before the current Holabird & Root structure, which held the same title for over 35 years until being surpassed in 1965 by the Richard J. Daley Center. The current structure is known for its art deco architecture, sculptures and large-scale stone carving, as well as large trading floors. A three-story art deco statue of Ceres ( Babylonian Goddess Queen Semiramis), goddess of agriculture (particularly grain), caps the building. The building is a popular sightseeing attraction and location for shooting movies, and its owners and management have won awards for efforts to preserve the building and for office management. Source: Wikipedia
The Goddess Ceres is really Queen Semiramis who the Freemasons love to make graven images of all over the United States and the world. The goddess worship is very clear on top of Chicago Board Of Trade Building. Go To this buildings official website and view the goddess again on their webpage cbotbuilding.com in the upper left hand corner. Time Magazine said the goddess of Chicago is Ceres (Queen Semiramis). The article from Monday June 16, 1930 from Time Magazine is below. By the way if you would like to get a bite to eat at the Chicago Board Of Trade Building maybe you would like to eat at the Ceres Cafe located inside. Yes they even named a place to eat their after the Goddess.
To Rome its milk-giving she-wolf, to crumbling Athens its Pallas Athene. The goddess of Chicago is Ceres, deity of grain, harvest, plenty. Last week a glittering aluminum Ceres took her place on the city’s skyline, poising her twinkling magnificence on top of Chicago’s tallest office pylon, the new 44-story, 609 ft. Board of Trade building.* Designed by Sculptor John H. Storrs, Ceres of Chicago went up to her perch in 40 pieces and was hurriedly assembled, a bit late for the Boards opening day ceremonies.
As the flour counter of the nation’s chief grocery store, the new building is decorated throughout with a grain motif by Architects John Auger Holabird and John Wellborn Root. The entrance grill bristles with fuzzy sheaves and kernels, grain garnishes the elevator doors, flanking the clock outside stand a wheat-raising Egyptian and a corn-fed Amerindian. Ripe wheat heads were thrust into the hands of visitors on the opening day as they peeped into the main trading floor, 113 ft. x 163 ft., where business was going on as usual in the wheat pit (38 ft. across) and nearby corn, oat, rye pits. Visitors gaped at the world’s largest light fixture in the lobby— a shaft of glass and metal. In a smaller room beyond. Board members will trade in securities at the rate of 10,000 to 15,000 shares a day.
Built at a cost of some $12,000,000, the new building which looks north up LaSalle St. (“Wall St. of Chicago”) is the twelfth home of the Board of Trade in its 82 years, is not owned by the Board but by the Chicago Board of Trade Safe Deposit Co. Source: Time Magazine
Pictured Above is more statues of the goddess at Chicago Board Of Trade Building
Revelation of the Bible makes a reference to the evil goddess.
||And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:
||With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
||So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
||And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
||And upon her forehead [was] a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
This statue depicting Ceres holding wheat is on display at the Louvre in Paris, France.
In Roman mythology, Ceres was the goddess of growing plants (particularly cereals) and of motherly love. Her name derives from the Proto-Indo-European root “ker”, meaning “to grow”, which is also the root for the words “create” and “increase”. Source: Wikipedia
The word cereal derives from Ceres, commemorating her association with edible grains. Statues of Ceres top the domes of the Missouri State Capitol and the Vermont State House serving as a reminder of the importance of agriculture in the states’ economies and histories. There is also a statue of her on top of the Chicago Board of Trade Building, which conducts trading in agricultural commodities. The dwarf planet Ceres (discovered 1801), is named after this goddess. And in turn, the chemical element cerium (discovered 1803) was named after the dwarf planet. Source: Wikipedia