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Louis Henry Sullivan (September 3, 1856 – April 14, 1924) was an American architect, & has been called the father of skyscrapers & father of modernism. He is considered by many as the creator of the modern skyscraper, was an influential architect & critic of the Chicago School, was a mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright, & an inspiration to the Chicago group of architects who have come to be known as the Prairie School.

Louis Henry Sullivan (September 3, 1856 – April 14, 1924) was an American architect, & has been called the father of skyscrapers & father of modernism. He is considered by many as the creator of the modern skyscraper, was an influential architect & critic of the Chicago School, was a mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright, & an inspiration to the Chicago group of architects who have come to be known as the Prairie School.

LOUIS SULLIVAN (American): Wainwright Building. St. Louis, 1890-91. The Wainwright building is credited for being the first successful utilization of steel frame construction.  The first two floors are faced in brown sandstone, the next seven stories rise in continuous brick piers.  Terra-cotta panels of ornate foliage relief decorate the each floor.

AD Classics: Wainwright Building / Adler & Sullivan

LOUIS SULLIVAN (American): Wainwright Building. St. Louis, 1890-91. The Wainwright building is credited for being the first successful utilization of steel frame construction. The first two floors are faced in brown sandstone, the next seven stories rise in continuous brick piers. Terra-cotta panels of ornate foliage relief decorate the each floor.

You Can Look, But You'd Better Touch: Louis Sullivan in Chicago

You Can Look, But You’d Better Touch: Exploring Louis Sullivan

Louis H. Sullivan (1856-1924) - Cast Iron Entryway Detail. Schlesinger & Mayer Building, Chicago, Illinois. Circa 1899.

Louis H. Sullivan (1856-1924) - Cast Iron Entryway Detail. Schlesinger & Mayer Building, Chicago, Illinois. Circa 1899.

Terra cotta detail from Louis Sullivan's Guaranty Building, Buffalo NY

Terra cotta detail from Louis Sullivan's Guaranty Building, Buffalo NY

Louis Sullivan tile - this is the best!  Can't wait to try my hand at doing something like this!

Louis Sullivan tile - this is the best! Can't wait to try my hand at doing something like this!

Hinge detail - Getty Tomb, Graceland Cemetery, Chicago. - Designed by Louis Sullivan by snkh53a, via Flickr

Hinge detail - Getty Tomb, Graceland Cemetery, Chicago. - Designed by Louis Sullivan by snkh53a, via Flickr

Northwest ornamental cast-iron entrance to the Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co Building - Louis Sullivan, 1898-1904.  Chicago

Northwest ornamental cast-iron entrance to the Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co Building - Louis Sullivan, 1898-1904. Chicago

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