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Louis Henri Sullivan

Sept. 3, 1856 - Apr. 14, 1924

"Form follows function." -- Sullivan

Louis Henri Sullivan (Sept. 3, 1856 - Apr. 14, 1924) was one of Chicago's best-known architects. Among his works are the Auditorium Theater, the Carson Pirie Scott store, and the Transportation Building at the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893.

Louis Sullivan designed a total of three tombs, two of them here in Graceland:

He died poor and for several years Sullivan himself had no monument at all. This stone was erected by his admirers using private contributions. The six-pointed pattern on the front is one of Sullivan's own designs, and features his profile in the center. The sides of the monument show the evolution of the skyscraper.

Sullivan's partner, Dankmar Adler, is buried in Chicago's Mount Mayriv Cemetery.

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