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Getty Tomb

Adler and Sullivan, architects • 1890

 

—Chicago Landmark —

 
Getty Tomb Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2016
1. Getty Tomb Marker
Inscription.

The Getty Tomb marks the maturity of [Louis] Sullivan's architectural style and the beginning of modern architecture in America. Here the architect departed from historic precedent to create a building of strong geometric massing, detailed with original ornament.

Designated a Chicago Landmark on March 10, 1971, by the City Council of Chicago.
Richard J. Daley, Mayor
 
Erected 1971 by Commission on Chicago Historical and Architectural Landmarks.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chicago Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 41° 57.677′ N, 87° 39.671′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is at the intersection of Lake Avenue and Evergreen Avenue, in the median on Lake Avenue. Click for map. Monument is in Graceland Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4001 North Clark Street, Chicago IL 60613, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Earl Seymour Wharton Reebie (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Claude Seymour Reebie (about 600 feet away); John Peter Altgeld (about 700 feet away); Louis Henri Sullivan

Getty Tomb and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2016
2. Getty Tomb and Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Allan Pinkerton (approx. ¼ mile away); John A. "Jack" Johnson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Joseph R. Scott (approx. 0.4 miles away); Graves Family Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chicago.
 
Also see . . .
1. Getty Tomb, Chicago Landmark. (Submitted on May 2, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Louis Henry Sullivan: architect biography. (Submitted on May 2, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Louis Henry Sullivan at Art Institute of Chicago. (Submitted on May 2, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Getty Tomb image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2016
3. Getty Tomb
Getty Tomb, West Elevation Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2016
4. Getty Tomb, West Elevation Detail
Getty Tomb Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2016
5. Getty Tomb Detail
Getty Tomb Entrance Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2016
6. Getty Tomb Entrance Detail
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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