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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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All of the images used for this website are from Chicago History Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Planning and Development, Landmarks Division.


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

 

Chicago History Museum

Adler & Sullivan, Architects office door light
Chicago History Museum

Dankmar Adler
Chicago History Museum

Chicago Stock Exchange Building, Chicago
Chicago History Museum

Entrance, Chicago Stock Exchange Building, 1893
Chicago History Museum

Auditorium Building, Chicago
Chicago History Museum

Carson Pirie Scott & Co. Building, Chicago
Chicago History Museum

Carson Pirie Scott & Co. Building, Chicago
Chicago History Museum

Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Chicago
Chicago History Museum

R&B Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago

Louis H. Sullivan Portrait, 1876
R&B Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago

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

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

Carson, Pirie Scott and Co. Store, c.1903
R&B Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago

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

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

Schiller Building, c.1895-1905
R&B Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago

Ryerson Building, c.1885-1895
R&B Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago

James Charnley Residence, 1890s
R&B Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago

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

Merchants' National Bank, date unknown
R&B Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago

Merchants' National Bank, date unknown
R&B Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago

Merchants' National Bank, date unknown
R&B Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago

National Farmers' Bank, c.1910s
R&B Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago

National Farmers' Bank, c.1910s
R&B Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago

National Farmers' Bank, c.1910s
R&B Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago

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Graceland Cemetery, Ryerson Tomb, date unknown
R&B Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago

Carson, Pirie Scott and Co. Store, c.1906
R&B Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago

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National Farmers' Bank, model, c.1905
R&B Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago

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

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

Schiller Building, c.1895
R&B Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago

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

Gage Building, c.1900
R&B Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago

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Auditorium Building, Hotel, c.1930s
R&B Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago

Graceland Cemetery, Getty Tomb, date unknown
R&B Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago

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Graceland Cemetery, Getty Tomb, c.1940
R&B Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago

Troescher Building, 1951
R&B Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago

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Walker Warehouse, c.1952
R&B Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago

Rothschild Building, 1952
R&B Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago

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Walker Warehouse, 1952
R&B Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago

Gage Building, c.1945-1958
R&B Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago

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Chicago Stock Exchange Building, c.1920s
R&B Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago

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

Chicago Department of Planning and Development, Landmarks Division

Auditorium Building; Barbara Crane, courtesy Commission on Chicago Landmarks

Auditorium Building; Ron Gordon, courtesy Commission on Chicago Landmarks

Charnley-Persky House; Courtesy Commission on Chicago Landmarks

Gage Group; Barbara Crane, courtesy Commission on Chicago Landmarks

Gage Group; Barbara Crane, courtesy Commission on Chicago Landmarks

Getty Tomb; Barbara Crane, courtesy Commission on Chicago Landmarks

Getty Tomb; Barbara Crane, courtesy Commission on Chicago Landmarks

Getty Tomb; Barbara Crane, courtesy Commission on Chicago Landmarks

Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral; Barbara Crane, courtesy Commission on Chicago Landmarks

Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral; Barbara Crane, courtesy Commission on Chicago Landmarks

Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral; Barbara Crane, courtesy Commission on Chicago Landmarks

Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral; Barbara Crane, courtesy Commission on Chicago Landmarks

Jewelers Building; Bob Thall, courtesy Commission on Chicago Landmarks

Jewelers Building; Bob Thall, courtesy Commission on Chicago Landmarks

Krause Music Store; Barbara Crane, courtesy Commission on Chicago Landmarks

Krause Music Store; Barbara Crane, courtesy Commission on Chicago Landmarks

Kaufmann Store and Flats; Bob Thall, courtesy Commission on Chicago Landmarks

Pilgrim Baptist Church (originally K.A.M. Synagogue); Bob Thall, courtesy Commission on Chicago Landmarks

Pilgrim Baptist Church (originally K.A.M. Synagogue); Bob Thall, courtesy Commission on Chicago Landmarks

Wirt Dexter Building; courtesy Commission on Chicago Landmarks

Wirt Dexter Building; courtesy Commission on Chicago Landmarks

Wirt Dexter Building; Bob Thall, courtesy Commission on Chicago Landmarks

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