Louis H. Sullivan Buildings of Chicago Photos

Louis H. Sullivan, one of America's top historical architects, was based in Chicago and a few of his buildings still survive there as designed, though several were greatly altered. While his career started with major buildings, circumstances lead to a scarcity of later commissions, so most standing examples of his designs are small structures in out-of-the-way places around Chicago, but still worth the effort to visit.

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Kauffmann Store & Flats. Chicago, IL.Kauffmann Store & Flats with neighboring heritage stores. Chicago, IL.Bay projection of Kauffmann Store & Flats. Chicago, IL.Sullivan designed carving on Kauffmann Store & Flats. Chicago, IL.
Kauffmann Store & Flats (1883) (2310-16 Lincoln Ave.). Chicago, IL. Architect: Dankmar Adler & Louis H. Sullivan.Kauffmann Store & Flats with neighboring heritage stores. Chicago, IL.Bay projection of Kauffmann Store & Flats. Chicago, IL.Sullivan designed carving on Kauffmann Store & Flats. Chicago, IL.
Bouton Foundry iron step plate on Kauffmann Store & Flats. Chicago, IL.Leon Mannheimer Home. Chicago, IL.Doorway of Leon Mannheimer Home. Chicago, IL.Sullivan designed decoration of Leon Mannheimer Home. Chicago, IL.
Bouton Foundry iron step plate on Kauffmann Store & Flats. Chicago, IL.Leon Mannheimer Home (1884) (2147 N. Cleveland St.). Chicago, IL. Architect: Louis H. Sullivan.Doorway of Leon Mannheimer Home. Chicago, IL.Sullivan designed decoration of Leon Mannheimer Home. Chicago, IL.
Brickwork details of Leon Mannheimer Home. Chicago, IL.Monument to Martin A. Ryerson lumber merchant & developer in Graceland Cemetery. Chicago, IL.Tomb of Henry H. Getty lumber merchant in Graceland Cemetery. Chicago, IL.Auditorium Building. Chicago, IL.
Brickwork details of Leon Mannheimer Home. Chicago, IL.Monument (1887) to Martin A. Ryerson (1818-1887) lumber merchant & developer in Graceland Cemetery. Chicago, IL. Architect: Louis H. Sullivan. Tomb (1890) of Henry H. Getty (1837-1920) lumber merchant in Graceland Cemetery. Chicago, IL. Architect: Louis H. Sullivan. Auditorium Building (1890) (17 floors) (430 South Michigan Ave.) (now Roosevelt University). Chicago, IL. Architect: Adler & Sullivan. On National Register.
James Charnley House. Chicago, IL.Kehilath Anshe Ma'ariv Synagogue under restoration. Chicago, IL.Carvings on Kehilath Anshe Ma'ariv Synagogue. Chicago, IL.Stonework of Kehilath Anshe Ma'ariv Synagogue. Chicago, IL.
James Charnley House (1891) (1365 North Astor St.). Chicago, IL. Architect: Louis H. Sullivan & Frank Lloyd Wright. On National Register. Kehilath Anshe Ma'ariv Synagogue (1891) (3301 S. Indiana Ave. at 33rd) under restoration. Chicago, IL. Architect: Adler & Sullivan.Carvings on Kehilath Anshe Ma'ariv Synagogue. Chicago, IL.Stonework of Kehilath Anshe Ma'ariv Synagogue. Chicago, IL.
Orthodox bulb atop Tower of Holy Trinity Cathedral. Chicago, IL.Art Nouveau corner entrance of Carson Pirie Scott department store. Chicago, IL.William P. Krause Music Store. Chicago, IL.Details of facade of Krause Music Store by Louis H. Sullivan. Chicago, IL.
Orthodox bulb atop Tower of Holy Trinity Cathedral. Chicago, IL. Art Nouveau corner entrance of Carson Pirie Scott department store. Chicago, IL. William P. Krause Music Store (1922) (4611 Lincoln Ave.). Chicago, IL. Architect: William Presto & Louis H. Sullivan.Details of facade of Krause Music Store by Louis H. Sullivan. Chicago, IL.
K mark in circle atop Krause Music Store by Louis H. Sullivan. Chicago, IL.Windows & Sullivan's leaf scrolls on Krause Music Store by Louis H. Sullivan. Chicago, IL.Leaf shield on Krause Music Store by Louis H. Sullivan. Chicago, IL.Row of electric lights on overhang of Krause Music Store by Louis H. Sullivan. Chicago, IL.
K mark in circle atop Krause Music Store by Louis H. Sullivan. Chicago, IL.Windows & Sullivan's leaf scrolls on Krause Music Store by Louis H. Sullivan. Chicago, IL.Leaf shield on Krause Music Store by Louis H. Sullivan. Chicago, IL.Row of electric lights on overhang of Krause Music Store by Louis H. Sullivan. Chicago, IL.
Sullivan's elaborate tile on Krause Music Store by Louis H. Sullivan. Chicago, IL.Tile designs of Krause Music Store by Louis H. Sullivan. Chicago, IL.Streetscape on block with Krause Music Store by Louis H. Sullivan. Chicago, IL.Building beside Krause Music Store by Louis H. Sullivan. Chicago, IL.
Sullivan's elaborate tile on Krause Music Store by Louis H. Sullivan. Chicago, IL.Tile designs of Krause Music Store by Louis H. Sullivan. Chicago, IL.Streetscape on block with Krause Music Store by Louis H. Sullivan. Chicago, IL.Building beside Krause Music Store by Louis H. Sullivan. Chicago, IL.

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