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Henry Babson House; designed by architect Louis Sullivan; Riverside, Illinois; built in 1908 and demolished in 1960 for the Walter S. Baltis subdivision.  (Photographer: Richard Nickel)

Henry Babson House; designed by architect Louis Sullivan; Riverside, Illinois; built in 1908 and demolished in 1960 for the Walter S. Baltis subdivision. (Photographer: Richard Nickel)

National Farmers’ Bank in Owatonna, Minnesota - Louis Sullivan & Dankmar Adler  Photos courtesy of The Richard Nickel Committee and Archive

National Farmers’ Bank in Owatonna, Minnesota - Louis Sullivan & Dankmar Adler Photos courtesy of The Richard Nickel Committee and Archive

"It was called an underground cathedral when it opened in 1904," Ochsendorf says. "The public was afraid to go underground at that time, and so these vaults and this beautiful, decorative, colorful ceiling really helped people feel comfortable in a grand space below the city." Guastavino and "City Hall station"[NYC].

"It was called an underground cathedral when it opened in 1904," Ochsendorf says. "The public was afraid to go underground at that time, and so these vaults and this beautiful, decorative, colorful ceiling really helped people feel comfortable in a grand space below the city." Guastavino and "City Hall station"[NYC].

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