Daniel Hudson Burnham Architecture Photos

Daniel Hudson Burnham was one of the pioneers in the skyscraper & Chicago-style movement. He oversaw the planning of the 1893 World Columbian Exposition in Chicago which, which entrenched the Beaux Arts Classical popularity in America almost to World War I. He with his partners and apprentices was the most prolific American architects prior to F.L. Wright.

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Monadnock Building , tallest masonry building in Chicago with walls at base six feet thick. Chicago, IL.Reliance Building with white terra cotta. Chicago, IL.Society for Savings Building in front of Key Tower. Cleveland, OH.Society National Bank building detail with sculpted corner ironwork. Cleveland, OH.
Monadnock Building (1891) (17 floors) (53 West Jackson Boulevard), tallest masonry building in Chicago with walls at base six feet thick. Chicago, IL. Architect: John Wellborn Root of Burnham & Root + Holabird & Roche.Reliance Building (1890 & 1894) (14 floors) (32 North State St.) with white terra cotta. Chicago, IL. Architect: C. Atwood of Burnham & Root. On National Register.Society for Savings Building (1889) (10 floors) (127 Public Square) in front of Key Tower. Cleveland, OH. Architect: Burnham & Root. On National Register.Society National Bank building detail with sculpted corner ironwork. Cleveland, OH.
Marshall Field & Co. Store. Chicago, IL.Skylight well & balconies in Marshall Field & Co. Chicago, IL.Chicago Museum of Science & Industry over adjacent lake. Chicago, IL.Pediment detail of Museum of Science & Industry, for which original plaster exterior was replicated in stone. Chicago, IL.
Marshall Field & Co. Store (1892-1907) (11 floors) (111 North State St.). Chicago, IL. Architect: Daniel Hudson Burnham. On National Register. Skylight well & balconies in Marshall Field & Co. Chicago, IL.Chicago Museum of Science & Industry (former Fine Arts Building for World's Columbian Exposition of 1893) over adjacent lake. Chicago, IL.Pediment detail of Museum of Science & Industry, for which original plaster exterior was replicated in stone (1929-33). Chicago, IL.
Caryatids on south side of Museum of Science & Industry. Chicago, IL.Flatiron Building. New York, NY.Round window & columns surround door of Flatiron Building. New York, NY.Arches across back edge of Flatiron Building. New York, NY.
Caryatids on south side of Museum of Science & Industry. Chicago, IL.Flatiron (originally Fuller) Building (1901) (Fifth Ave. & Broadway). New York, NY. Style: Romanesque Revival. Architect: D.H. Burnham & Co.. On National Register. Round window & columns surround door of Flatiron Building. New York, NY.Arches across back edge of Flatiron Building. New York, NY.
Marshall Field Jr. Mansion. Chicago, IL.St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Sacramento, CA.Santa Fe Building. Chicago, IL.White terra cotta cornice sculptures of Santa Fe Building. Chicago, IL.
Marshall Field Jr. Mansion (1867 & 1902) (1919 South Prairie Ave.). Chicago, IL. Architect: D.H. Burnham & Co..St. Paul's Episcopal Church (1903-9) (1430 J St.). Sacramento, CA. Style: Norman. Architect: D.H. Burnham.Santa Fe Building (1904) (17 floors) (224 South Michigan Ave.) (former Railway Exchange). Chicago, IL. Architect: D.H. Burnham & Co.. White terra cotta cornice sculptures of Santa Fe Building. Chicago, IL.
Bronze crown over doors of Santa Fe Building. Chicago, IL.Symphony Center. Chicago, IL.Facade detail of Symphony Center. Chicago, IL.Fisher Building. Chicago, IL.
Bronze crown over doors of Santa Fe Building. Chicago, IL.Symphony Center (1905) (former Theodore Thomas Orchestra Hall) (220 South Michigan Ave.). Chicago, IL. Architect: D.H. Burnham & Co.. On National Register.Facade detail of Symphony Center. Chicago, IL.Fisher Building (1906) (20 floors) (343 South Dearborn St.). Chicago, IL. Architect: D.H. Burnham & Co. + P.J. Weber.
Carved dragons decorating Fisher Building. Chicago, IL.Tri-state building. Cincinnati, OH.Carson Pirie Scott & Company. Chicago, IL.Carson Pirie Scott horizontal windows which define the Chicago style of architecture. Chicago, IL.
Carved dragons decorating Fisher Building. Chicago, IL.Tri-state (formerly Traction) building plus two modern skyscrapers to left. Cincinnati, OH. Style: Commercial Style. Architect: D.H. Burnham.Carson Pirie Scott & Company (former Schlesinger & Mayer Store) (1899 & 1904) (12 floors) (1 South State St.). Chicago, IL. Style: Chicago Style. Architect: Louis H. Sullivan + renovations by D.H. Burnham & Co. + Holabird & Root. On National Register. Carson Pirie Scott horizontal windows which define the Chicago style of architecture. Chicago, IL.
Wanamaker Store Annex. New York, NY.Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad Station will be Vicksburg Transportation Museum. Vicksburg, MS.Union Station. Washington, DC.Interior of Union Station. Washington, DC.
Wanamaker Store Annex (1907) (14 floors) (Broadway at 4th St.). New York, NY. Architect: D.H. Burnham & Co..Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad Station (1907) (500 Grove St.) will be Vicksburg Transportation Museum. Vicksburg, MS. Style: Georgian Revival. Architect: D.H. Burnham & Co..Union Station (1908) (Massachusetts Avs. & 1st St. NE.). Washington, DC. Architect: D.H. Burnham. On National Register. Sculpted warriors with shields in Union Station. Washington, DC.
Oliver Building behind Trinity Episcopal Cathedral spire. Pittsburgh, PA.Oliver Building behind Park Building by George B. Post. Pittsburgh, PA.Peoples Gas Company Building. Chicago, IL.Spouting lion on fountain in Union Station Plaza. Washington, DC.
Oliver Building (1910) (535 Smithfield St.) (25 floors) behind Trinity Episcopal Cathedral spire. Pittsburgh, PA. Architect: D.H. Burnham & Company.Oliver Building (1910) (535 Smithfield St.) (25 floors) behind Park Building (1896) (15 floors) by George B. Post. Pittsburgh, PA. Architect: D.H. Burnham & Company.Peoples Gas Company Building (1911) (20 floors) (122 South Michigan Ave.). Chicago, IL. Architect: D.H. Burnham & Co..Spouting lion on fountain in Union Station Plaza. Washington, DC.
Southern Building. Washington, DC.Field Museum of Natural History. Chicago, IL.Great Hall in Field Museum of Natural History. Chicago, IL.May Company Building behind Civil War Monument. Cleveland, OH.
Southern Building (1912) (H & 15th St. NW). Washington, DC. Architect: D.H. Burnham & Co..Field Museum of Natural History (1912-20) (1400 South Lakeshore Drive). Chicago, IL. Architect: D.H. Burnham & Co. + Graham, Burnham & Company + Graham, Anderson, Probst & White. Great Hall in Field Museum of Natural History. Chicago, IL.May Company Building (1914) (8 floors) (158 Euclid Ave.) behind Civil War Monument. Cleveland, OH. Architect: D.H. Burnham & Company + Graham, Anderson, Probst & White.

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