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:
- Ryerson, 1887, Graceland
- Getty, 1890, Graceland
- Wainwright, 1892
St. Louis, Missouri
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.