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  1. Understanding Modern Architecture in Chicago Paul McLeod 18 April 2012

  2. State Street, looking south, 1907, Library of Congress Image

  3. Human Evolutionary Tree

  4. Chicago Fire, 1871

  5. Burn Zone, Chicago, 1871

  6. Water Tower, 1869,W.W. Boyington

  7. Typical post-fire architecture, 1870s

  8. Louis Henri Sullivan (1856-1924)

  9. Louis Sullivan (Adler & Sullivan), Borden Block, 1880, Chicago, IL Demolished 1917

  10. Jewelers Block, 1882Louis Sullivans earliest extant building

  11. H.H. Richardson, (1838-1886)

  12. H.H. Richardson, Glessner House, Chicago, IL, 1886-87

  13. H.H. Richardson, Marshall Field Warehouse, Chicago, IL, 1885-1887 (Demolished 1930)

  14. Chicago Historical Society, 1892, Henry Ives Cobb

  15. Daniel Burnham(1846-1912)

  16. Burnham & Root, WCTU building, 1891, Chicago, ILDemolished 1926

  17. Burnham & Root, The Rookery, 1885-88, Chicago, IL

  18. Burnham & Root, Monadnock Building, 1888-1891, Chicago, IL

  19. Projecting Bays on Dearborn Street, 1890s – Before the curtain wall

  20. William LeBarron Jenney, Home Insurance Building, 1883, Chicago, ILFirst steel-framed skyskyskraperDemolished, 1932Sears Building, 1890

  21. Louis Sullivan, Auditorium, 1887-89, Chicago, IL

  22. Louis Sullivan, Auditorium, 1887-89, Chicago, IL

  23. Sullivan’s Auditorium

  24. Louis Sullivan (Adler & Sullivan), Wainwright Building, 1890-91, St. Louis, MO

  25. Louis Sullivan, Gage Block, 1898, Chicago, IL

  26. Louis Sullivan, Carson Pirie Scott Department Store, 1899-1904, Chicago, IL

  27. Sullivan at Graceland Cemetery

  28. Architectural Fragments, Chicago Art Institute

  29. World’s Columbian Exposition architectural committee, Chicago, 1892

  30. The White City, Chicago, 1893

  31. Louis Sullivan, Transportation Building, Chicago World’s Fair, 1893

  32. Burnham Plan, 1909

  33. Axis leading to Buckingham Fountain

  34. Chicago Art Institute, 1892, Shepley, Rutan, & Coolidge

  35. Chicago Public Library, 1897, Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge

  36. Field Museum, 1912, D.H. Burnham & Co

  37. Union Station, 1925, Graham, Burnham & Co

  38. Burnham & Root/ Daniel Burnham, 1890/1894, Reliance Building, Chicago, IL

  39. Marshall Field Store, Daniel Burnham, 1893-1907

  40. Daniel Burnham, 1902, Flat Iron building, New York, NY

  41. Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959), Part 1 of his life (1902) and Part 2 of his life (1950s)

  42. Frank Lloyd Wright, Unity Temple, 1902-04, Oak Park, IL

  43. Frank Lloyd Wright, Heurtley House, 1901, Oak Park, IL

  44. Frank Lloyd Wright, Robie House, 1909, Chicago, IL

  45. Frank Lloyd Wright, Robie House, 1909, Oak Park, IL

  46. Cass Gilbert, Woolworth Building, 1913, New York, NY Howells & Hood, Chicago Tribune Tower, 1922-25, Chicago, IL

  47. “Losing” entries for the Chicago Tribune Tower competition, 1922: Eliel Saarinen on left, Walter Gropius in center.

  48. Howells & Hood, Chicago Tribune Tower, 1922-25, ChicagoHowells & Hood, McGraw Hill Building, 1930, New York, NY

  49. Art Deco Skyscrapers:Chicago Board of Trade, Carbide & Carbon Bldg, both 1929-30

  50. Art Deco ornament, late 1920s