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April 14: Architect's Diary

Ironwork detail. Carson Pirie Scott building, Chicago, IL. Louis Sullivan

Louis Sullivan died April 14. He is considered as “the father of skyscrapers and modernism”. 42 more words


Training to New Orleans

In Chapter 3 of Susan Lawrence: The Enigma in the Wright House I wrote:

Easy travel was a relatively new concept in the 1890s. At the beginning of the 19th century, rivers, canals, and horse-drawn coaches were the primary modes of transportation in America.

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National Farmer's Bank of Owatonna

C and I went for a small weekend away recently and I hope to post more about it soon. We did not trek too far from the twin cities. 202 more words

A Beginner's Guide to the Architecture of Chicago: Chicago School

Usually when you think of skyscrapers and iconic architecture, you automatically think “New York City”. While New York does have the largest and most varied collection of buildings in the world, that doesn’t mean it’s the only place in the United States to get your daily dose of architecture. 679 more words


Krause Music Store, Lincoln Square

Great works of art are sometimes hidden in plain sight. Exhibit A: Krause Music Store at 4611 N. Lincoln Ave. In the heart of Lincoln Square, it was the last commissioned work by famed architect Louis Sullivan. 42 more words


March 17: Wainwright Building

Completed between the years of 1890 and 1891, the Wainwright Building sits in St Louis, MO. The Wainwright Building was designed by Louis Sullivan who is considered the “father of skyscrapers”. 21 more words

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