Architecture and history and stuff
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Oct 8, 2018 • 15 tweets • 6 min read
October 8th 1871. #NeverForget
Lets take a look at some pre-fire homes starting with the Martin Stevens House, a rare vernacular example of Second Empire architecture built in the 1860s, in Chicago's Norwood Park. My mom grew up nearby & heard stories of people watching the fire burn from the home's tower.
Apr 14, 2018 • 21 tweets • 12 min read
Remembering "The Father of Modernism," architect Louis Sullivan, who died on this day in 1924 in a seedy South Side hotel w/barely any money to his name. His devoted friends paid for his funeral expenses & erected a monument to replace his simple headstone in Graceland Cemetery.
Although Adler & Sullivan designed 200 buildings between 1880 & 1895, only 13 of their structures still stand in Chicago (8 more if you include the ones attributed to just Sullivan). Thanks to Richard Nickel, seen here at his parents' home in Park Ridge, for saving what he could.