Art Institute of Chicago - Architectural Elements Photos

Given that Chicago has been one epicenter for the development of American architecture, The Art Institute of Chicago has collected design elements covering several of its most famous architects from demolished buildings. The collection includes designs by Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, Burnham & Root plus others.

Click thumbnail to enlarge. F11 to view website full screen.
Lion sculpture stands before Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Entrance arch from demolished Chicago Stock Exchange by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Entrance arch from demolished Chicago Stock Exchange by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Trading room from demolished Chicago Stock Exchange by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Lion sculpture stands before Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Entrance arch (1893-4) from demolished Chicago Stock Exchange by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Entrance arch (1893-4) from demolished Chicago Stock Exchange by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Trading room (1893-4) from demolished Chicago Stock Exchange by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Trading room from demolished Chicago Stock Exchange by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Quotation blackboards in trading room from demolished Chicago Stock Exchange by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Ceiling design in trading room from demolished Chicago Stock Exchange by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Column capital in trading room from demolished Chicago Stock Exchange by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Trading room (1893-4) from demolished Chicago Stock Exchange by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Quotation blackboards in trading room (1893-4) from demolished Chicago Stock Exchange by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Ceiling design in trading room (1893-4) from demolished Chicago Stock Exchange by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Column capital in trading room (1893-4) from demolished Chicago Stock Exchange by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Ceiling details in trading room from demolished Chicago Stock Exchange by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Ceiling stained glass in trading room from demolished Chicago Stock Exchange by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Wall decorations in trading room from demolished Chicago Stock Exchange by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Decorative details in trading room from demolished Chicago Stock Exchange by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Ceiling details in trading room (1893-4) from demolished Chicago Stock Exchange by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Ceiling stained glass in trading room (1893-4) from demolished Chicago Stock Exchange by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Wall decorations in trading room (1893-4) from demolished Chicago Stock Exchange by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Decorative details in trading room (1893-4) from demolished Chicago Stock Exchange by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Gallery of Chicago architectural history at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Architectural elements rescued from Chicago landmarks at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Wrought iron grille from interior of Rookery building by John Wellborn Root of Burnham & Root at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Wrought iron grille from demolished Commerce building, Chicago by Burnham & Root at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Gallery of Chicago architectural history at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Architectural elements rescued from Chicago landmarks at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Wrought iron grille (c1885-8) from interior of Rookery building by John Wellborn Root of Burnham & Root at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Wrought iron grille (1885-6) from demolished Commerce building, Chicago by Burnham & Root at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Cast iron grille from demolished Mecca Apartment building, Chicago by Edbrooke & Burnham at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Iron grille from Fisher Building, Chicago by Charles Atwood of D.H. Burnham & Co. at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Lead glass light fixture from Fisher Building, Chicago by Charles Atwood of D.H. Burnham & Co. at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Frieze panel from demolished Rothschild Store, Chicago by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Cast iron grille (1891-2) from demolished Mecca Apartment building, Chicago by Edbrooke & Burnham at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Iron grille (1895-6) from Fisher Building, Chicago by Charles Atwood of D.H. Burnham & Co. at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Lead glass light fixture (1896) from Fisher Building, Chicago by Charles Atwood of D.H. Burnham & Co. at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Frieze panel (1880-1) from demolished Rothschild Store, Chicago by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Exterior cast iron newel post from demolished Morris Selz House, Chicago by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Column capital from renovated Auditorium Building, Chicago by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Oak section of bar from renovated Auditorium Building, Chicago by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Terracotta spandrel panel from renovated St. Nicholas Hotel, St. Louis by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Exterior cast iron newel post (1880-1) from demolished Morris Selz House, Chicago by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Column capital (1887-9) from renovated Auditorium Building, Chicago by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Oak section of bar (1887-9) from renovated Auditorium Building, Chicago by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Terracotta spandrel panel (1892-3) from renovated St. Nicholas Hotel, St. Louis by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Elevator grills from demolished Chicago Stock Exchange by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Detail of elevator grills from demolished Chicago Stock Exchange by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Elevator grills from demolished Chicago Stock Exchange by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Elevator T-Plate from demolished Chicago Stock Exchange by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Elevator grills (1893-4) from demolished Chicago Stock Exchange by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Detail of elevator grills (1893-4) from demolished Chicago Stock Exchange by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Elevator grills (1893-4) from demolished Chicago Stock Exchange by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Elevator T-Plate (1893-4) from demolished Chicago Stock Exchange by Louis H. Sullivan & Dankmar Adler at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Cast iron spandrel from demolished Gage Building, Chicago by Louis H. Sullivan at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Cast iron radiator screen from demolished Cyrus Hall McCormick House, Chicago by Louis H. Sullivan at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Cast iron stairway balusters from renovated Carson Pirie Scott & Co. store, Chicago by Louis H. Sullivan at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Cast iron circular medallion of elevator doors from Schlesinger & Mayer Co. Store, Chicago by Louis H. Sullivan at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Cast iron spandrel (1898-9) from demolished Gage Building, Chicago by Louis H. Sullivan at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Cast iron radiator screen (c1901) from demolished Cyrus Hall McCormick House, Chicago by Louis H. Sullivan at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Cast iron stairway balusters (1902-4) from renovated Carson Pirie Scott & Co. store, Chicago by Louis H. Sullivan at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Cast iron circular medallion of elevator doors from Schlesinger & Mayer Co. Store, Chicago by Louis H. Sullivan at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Terracotta decorative panel from demolished Eli B. Felsenthal Store, Chicago by Louis H. Sullivan at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Cast iron teller's wicket from National Farmers Bank, Owatonna, MN by Louis H. Sullivan at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Cast iron entrance gate from Francis Apartments, Chicago by Frank Lloyd Wright at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Wrought iron elevator grill from Rookery Building, Chicago by Frank Lloyd Wright at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Terracotta decorative panel (1905) from demolished Eli B. Felsenthal Store, Chicago by Louis H. Sullivan at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Cast iron teller's wicket (1907-8) from National Farmers Bank, Owatonna, MN by Louis H. Sullivan at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Cast iron entrance gate (1895) from Francis Apartments, Chicago by Frank Lloyd Wright at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Wrought iron elevator grill (1907) from Rookery Building, Chicago by Frank Lloyd Wright at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Concrete block from demolished Midway Gardens, Chicago by Frank Lloyd Wright at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Terracotta & stone corner lantern from demolished Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, Japan by Frank Lloyd Wright at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Brass chandelier by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin & made by John Hardman & Co. of England at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Elevator grille from renovated Manhattan Building, Chicago by William Le Baron Jenney of Jenney & Mundie at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Concrete block (1913-4) from demolished Midway Gardens, Chicago by Frank Lloyd Wright at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Terracotta & stone corner lantern (1915) from demolished Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, Japan by Frank Lloyd Wright at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Brass chandelier (1853) by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin & made by John Hardman & Co. of England at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Elevator grille (1889) from renovated Manhattan Building, Chicago by William Le Baron Jenney of Jenney & Mundie at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Spandrel panel from demolished Western Methodist Book Concern, Chicago by Harry B. Wheelock at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Cast iron fish ornament from Oliver Building, Chicago at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Portal window from renovated Illinois Athletic Club, Chicago by Barnett, Haynes & Barnett at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Terracotta finial from top of Wrigley Building, Chicago by Graham, Anderson, Probst & White at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Spandrel panel (c1899) from demolished Western Methodist Book Concern, Chicago by Harry B. Wheelock at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Cast iron fish ornament (1907) from Oliver Building, Chicago at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Portal window (1908) from renovated Illinois Athletic Club, Chicago by Barnett, Haynes & Barnett at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Terracotta finial (1919-22) from top of Wrigley Building, Chicago by Graham, Anderson, Probst & White at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Etched glass window from demolished Michigan Square Building, Chicago by Edgar Miller for Holabird & Root at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Etched glass window from demolished Michigan Square Building, Chicago by Edgar Miller for Holabird & Root at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Panel from demolished Ogden Ave. Bridge House attrib. Scipione Del Campo at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Etched glass window (1929-31) from demolished Michigan Square Building, Chicago by Edgar Miller for Holabird & Root at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Etched glass window (1929-31) from demolished Michigan Square Building, Chicago by Edgar Miller for Holabird & Root at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Panel from demolished Ogden Ave. Bridge House (1932) attrib. Scipione Del Campo at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.

See Also:

All photos on this page are originals by & copyrighted by Jim Steinhart.
All rights reserved. Permission required to use.