Chicago in Cook County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Adler and Sullivan, architects
Designated a Chicago Landmark on September 15, 1976 by the City Council of Chicago.
Richard J. Daley, Mayor
Erected by Commission on Chicago Historical and Architectural Landmarks.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chicago Landmarks, and the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 41° 52.552′ N, 87° 37.475′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is at the intersection of South Michigan Avenue and East Congress Parkway, on the right when traveling south on South Michigan Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 430 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL 60605, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Harold Washington (approx. 0.2 miles away); Blackstone Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); State Street (approx. 0.2 miles Grant Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dearborn Street (approx. ¼ mile away); The Morton Building / Hotel Blake (approx. ¼ mile away); The Donohue Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rowe Building (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
Regarding Auditorium Building. Frank Lloyd Wright worked at Adler and Sullivan during the time that firm designed the Auditorium Building. According to David V. Mollenhoff, Madison: A History of the Formative Years (2nd ed.), p. 220, in 1888 Wright became a draftsman for the firm, where "he rose quickly because of his uncanny ability to visualize three-dimensional space, his facile drawing skill, and his remarkable creativity. Louis Sullivan became Wright's mentor, and the two men often talked late into the night at the firms downtown Chicago offices."
Also see . . .
1. Roosevelt University. (the current occupant of the Auditorium Building) (Submitted on August 27, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
2. Auditorium Theatre. (Submitted on August 27, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
Additional keywords. Architecture
Categories. • Notable Buildings •
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