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Sullivan, Louis Henri (b.1856 - d.1924)
Architect, Chicago, IL
Born September 3, 1856 Boston Mass. Died April 14, 1924 Chicago Ill. Studied briefly at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Worked as a draftsman in the offices of Frank Furness (June or July 1873-Nov. 1873) and WILLIAM LEBARON JENNEY(Dec. 1873-June 1874). Leaving Jenney's office Sullivan studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts for one year. Upon returning to Chicago in 1875 he worked for the firm Johnston & Edlemann until 1879 when he was hired by Dankmar Adler. One year later Sullivan was made partner establishing the firm as Adler & Sullivan and worked as such upto Adler's 1895 "retirement". Sullivan maintain his own office until his death. For his work and philosophy, Sullivan is sometimes referred to as the "father of the skyscraper" or the "father of modernism". Sullivan maintained a winter vacation home in Ocean Springs, Jackson County from 1890-1910. Fellow of the Western Association of Architects 1884-1889 Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1889-1913 Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) 1889. (On the merger of the Western Association of Architects with The American Instute of Architects in 1889, all AIA members were made Fellows because WAA members were known as Fellows.) Recipient of the AIA Gold Medal 1944 (posthumous)
DateInventory#Name of PropertyRoleDescription of WorkLocation
Dc.1890059-OCN-0568-NRD-XArchitectOriginal buildingOcean Springs, Jackson Co.
Dc.1890059-OCN-0569-NRD-MLArchitectOriginal buildingOcean Springs, Jackson Co.
Dc.1890059-OCN-0570-NRD-MLArchitectOriginal buildingOcean Springs, Jackson Co.