The 3' x 4' bust of an
Iroquois Indian chief (above) that graced the front of the
Iroquois Theater was produced by an architectural
sculpturing firm in Chicago, Beil and Mauch who
contracted with Chicago sculptor Joseph Dux
(pronounced "dukes") for the stone carving.
Dux carvings appeared in numerous architectural projects in the Midwest, including the Fort Wayne Allen County Courthouse,
Madison Wisconsin Historical Society Library,
Chicago Athletic Club, Chicago LaSalle Hotel,
University of Illinois Stadium, Ogden Armour and
Edith Rockefeller McCormick homes.
A Philadelphia native,
Joseph Dux (1856-1931) was married to Mathilda
Blanche Best Dux. The pair had four children, one of
whom, Arlene, married Dr. Charles Reign Scoville, a
prominent Evangelist minister.