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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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Related Resources - Websites

City of Chicago - Chicago Landmarks

Louis Henry Sullivan: architect biography

Louis Sullivan Society

The Encyclopedia of Chicago

Chicago – City of the Century


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2 - Louis Henry Sullivan: architect biography

3 - MIT.edu: Louis Sullivan

4 - Sullivanesque Style

5 - GreatBuildings.com: Louis Sullivan

6 - Louis Sullivan after functionalism by Michael J. Lewis

7 -Louis Sullivan: The Growth of an Idea by Gerry Boudreaux­ Website Article - Notation of Quote

8 - Unified-Vision

9 - Landmarks Preservation Council of Illlinois

10 - Dankmar Adler and Adler and Sullivan Co.

11 - Leiber-Meister - The Louis Sullivan Page

12 - Charnley-Persky House Museum

Auditorium Building; Ron Gordon,
courtesy Commission on Chicago Landmarks

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