Adler and Sullivan, architects • 1890
— Chicago Landmark —
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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Landmarks. In addition, it is included in the Illinois, Chicago Landmarks Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 10, 1971.
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. 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
Also see . . .
1. Getty Tomb. City of Chicago , Chicago Landmark entry (Submitted on May 2, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Louis Henry Sullivan. Art Institute of Chicago entry (Submitted on May 2, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 2, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 293 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 2, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.