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Louis Henry Sullivan was born on September 3rd, 1856 in Boston, Massachusetts. He died on April 14th, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois.

He was known as one of the founders of 'Modern Architecture' and modern skyscrapers. Sullivan influenced Frank Lloyd Wright and the so-called 'Prairie School' architecture.

Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) Walking Tour: Louis Sullivan: Lost & Found

The trailblazing designs of Louis H. Sullivan (1856-1924) prefigured Modern architecture. To honor him, this tour explore his work in the Loop, both standing and fallen. In cooperation with the Art Institute of Chicago, we’ll trace Sullivan’s career and philosophy through surviving works, fragments, and relevant sites in the city center. Who influenced Sullivan and how did he influence those who followed? Who galvanized the Sullivan preservation movement? The answers can be found on this insightful journey through the life of Frank Lloyd Wright’s “lieber meister.”

Details, Schedule, and Bookings on the website of the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF):
Chicago Architecture Foundation: Find a tour...

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Further Resources

Wikipedia: Louis Sullivan



 
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