Architecture

Glessner House

History and architecture combine in one of the more controversially beautiful buildings of its day at the Glessner House Museum. Built in 1886 at 1800 South Prairie Avenue, the Glessner House was designed by architect Henry Hobson Richardson, whose work proved influential over modern architects such as Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright. The Glessners worked […]

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Architect Louis Sullivan

He was brilliant and passionate, hot-tempered and egotistical, and he altered the course of American architecture. Louis Sullivan’s life story is like a Greek tragedy. And his buildings are works of great art. In the mid-twentieth century, many of his buildings were torn down and Sullivan himself was nearly forgotten. In their new book, Louis […]

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