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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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Media inquiries regarding the Louis Sullivan at 150 celebration should be directed to Public Relations Manager Lauren Dolan via phone (312-799-2161) or e-mail (pressinfo@chicagohistory.org). For more information please review our press release.

Program and event inquiries from the general public should be directed to our Visitor Services office via phone (312-642-4600) or e-mail (reception@chicagohistory.org).

Louis Sullivan 150 in the press

09/15/2006 CNN.com
Chicago celebrates architect's 150th birthday

- The Associated Press.

09/03/2006 Sun Times, IL
The tragic tale of Louis Sullivan

By Kevin Nance, Architecture Critic

09/02/2006 Quad City Times, IA
Chicago prepares to celebrate architect Louis Sullivan's 150th birthday
By Tara Burghart

09/02/2006 The Courier News, IL
Chicago to fete architect legend

By Tara Burghart

09/01/2006 Belleville News-Democrat, IL
Chicago prepares to celebrate architect Louis Sullivan's 150th birthday

By Tara Burghart

09/01/2006 Clinton Herald, IA
Devotees plan to mark architect's 150th

By Tara Burghart

08/30/2006 Radio Iowa, IA
Groundbreaking Grinnell architect honored this week

by Matt Kelley

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


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