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Louis Sullivan at 150 Years
Celebrating Louis Sullivan's 150th Anniversary

In 2006, the Chicago History Museum led a six-week series of public programs to mark the 150th anniversary of Louis Sullivan's birth. The culminating event was the Louis Sullivan at 150 International Symposium, held at the Museum. Click here to access audio recordings of the symposium presentations, including the keynote address by Jean-Louis Cohen.

This website serves as a record of the celebration and provides an extensive overview of Louis Sullivan's life and career. Click here to find out more about the programs held throughout Chicago to mark Sullivan's sesquicentennial.

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Tours

September 2: 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Adler and Sullivan's Charnley-Persky House Tour
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10:30 a.m.
Louis Sullivan: Lost and Found tour
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1:00 p.m.
Holy Trinity Cathedral Tour
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September 3: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sullivan's Autobiography of an Idea Bus Tour
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September 6: 12:00 p.m.
Adler and Sullivan's Charnley-Persky House Tour
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2:30 p.m.
Louis Sullivan: Lost and Found tour
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September 9: 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Adler and Sullivan's Charnley-Persky House Tour
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10:15 a.m.
Carson Pirie Scott Building Tour
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September 13: 12:00 p.m.
Adler and Sullivan's Charnley-Persky House Tour
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September 16: 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Adler and Sullivan's Charnley-Persky House Tour
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10:00 a.m.
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University Tour
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10:30 a.m.
Louis Sullivan: Lost and Found tour
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1:00 p.m.
Celebrity Tour-John Eifler Tours Charnley-Persky House
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September 17: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Richard Nickel bus tour with Richard Cahan
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September 18: 12:15 p.m.
Auditorium Building tour
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September 20: 12:00 p.m.
Adler and Sullivan's Charnley-Persky House Tour
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2:30 p.m.
Louis Sullivan: Lost and Found tour
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September 23: 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Adler and Sullivan's Charnley-Persky House Tour
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10:00 a.m.
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University Tour
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1:00 p.m.
Holy Trinity Cathedral Tour
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September 24: 10:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Sullivan's The Autobiography of an Idea Bus Tour
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September 27: 12:00 p.m.
Adler and Sullivan's Charnley-Persky House Tour
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September 30: 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Adler and Sullivan's Charnley-Persky House Tour
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9:15 a.m.
Auditorium Building tour
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1:00 p.m.
Holy Trinity Cathedral Tour
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October 4: 12:00 p.m.
Adler and Sullivan's Charnley-Persky House Tour
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2:30 p.m.
Louis Sullivan: Lost and Found tour
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October 7: 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Adler and Sullivan's Charnley-Persky House Tour
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10:30 a.m.
"Louis Sullivan: Lost and Found" tour
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October 11: 12:00 p.m.
Adler and Sullivan's Charnley-Persky House Tour
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October 14: 1:00 p.m.
Celebrity Tour - John Vinci Tours Charnley-Persky House
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Ongoing Tours

Sullivan Highlights at the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
As one of Frank Lloyd Wright's five noted influences, Louis Sullivan's inspiration can be found throughout Wright's first Home and Studio in Oak Park. The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust will highlight Sullivan's influence on Wright and his prolific career during guided interior tours of the museum throughout the month of September.

Tours: Weekdays: 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. Weekends: 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., every 20 minutes. Admission: $12 adult, $10 youth (7-18) and senior (65+). Tickets available at www.wrightplus.org. Frank Lloyd Wright's Home and Studio is located at 951 Chicago Avenue in Oak Park. Call (708) 848-1976 for more information.


Architecture of Culture & Commerce
Discover how Chicago grew into a world-class city in the latter part of the 19th century and learn how the lessons of this age helped Chicago accept the challenge of building its newest cultural gem, Millennium Park. Sullivan¹s Carson Pirie Scott store and the Gage Group are featured.

September October: Daily at 2:00 p.m.
November: Friday, Saturday, Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
cost: $14; $11 senior/student; CAF member, free
meet: CAF's ArchiCenter Shop, 224 South Michigan Avenue
duration: 2 hours


World's Columbian Exposition,
Transportation Building, 1893
R&B Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago


Auditorium Building, Theatre, c.1890s
R&B Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago

This site is supported by a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.