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Louis Henri Sullivan

1856 • 1934

 
 
Louis Henri Sullivan Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2016
1. Louis Henri Sullivan Monument
Inscription.  

By his buildings great in influence and power; his drawings unsurpassed in originality and beauty; his writings rich in poetry and prophesy; his teachings persuasive and eloquent; his philosophy where, in "form follows function," he summed up all truth in art, Sullivan has earned his place as one of the greatest architectural forces in America.

In testimony of this, his professional and other friends have built this monument.
 
Erected by Friends of Louis Henri Sullivan.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCemeteries & Burial Sites.
 
Location. 41° 57.589′ N, 87° 39.537′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is on Lake Avenue north of Main Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Monument is in Graceland Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4001 North Clark Street, Chicago IL 60613, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Earl Seymour Wharton Reebie (within shouting distance of this marker); Claude Seymour Reebie (within shouting distance of

Louis Henri Sullivan Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2016
2. Louis Henri Sullivan Monument
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this marker); John Peter Altgeld (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Getty Tomb (approx. 0.2 miles away); Allan Pinkerton (approx. 0.2 miles away); John A. "Jack" Johnson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Graves Family Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Joseph R. Scott (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
 
Also see . . .
1. Louis Sullivan. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on November 10, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Louis Sullivan, in "Chicago, City of the Century", PBS American Experience. (Submitted on May 1, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Louis Henri Sullivan and the Chicago School. (Submitted on May 1, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Louis Henri Sullivan Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2016
3. Louis Henri Sullivan Monument
Looking west, with columned Kimball monument in background
Louis Henri Sullivan Medallion on Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2016
4. Louis Henri Sullivan Medallion on Monument
Louis Henri Sullivan, c. 1895 image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia, 1895
5. Louis Henri Sullivan, c. 1895
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 1, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 250 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 1, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on November 10, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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