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Item Details
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Title
Auditorium Hotel Lobby
Date
1886-1890 (building)
ca. 1890-ca. 1895 (photograph)
creation
Location
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
Material
albumen prints
Measurements
Image: 9.125 x 7.25 in.
23.1775 x 18.415 cm
23.1775 x 18.415
centimeters
Description
"The extraordinary engineering talent of Dankmar Adler and the architectural genius of Louis H. Sullivan created this building to reflect the cultural maturity of Chicago. Combining hotel and office space with a splendid theater designed for an opera company, the Auditorium was a tur ning point in Sullivan's career and a milestone in the development of modern architecture." Address: 430 S. Michigan Ave. (Source: City of Chicago, Chicago Landmarks website, )"It was the commission in 1886 to design the Auditorium Building in Chica go that marked the first period of Sullivan's design maturity. This project was a curious combination of a hotel and office block wrapped in a U-shape around a 3,982-seat auditorium for opera. Completed in December 1889, it is a 10-story-high building of granite and limestone with a 17-story tower. The noble arcaded exterior is very simple in profile, has little ornament, and owes much to the architect H.H. Richardson's design for the Marshall Field Wholesale Store, then recently completed in Chicago." (Source: Encyclopedia Britannica) Next door to the Auditorium Building is the Studebaker Fine Arts Building.
Repository
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Archival Collection: Andrew Dickson White architectural photograph collection
Accession Number
15/5/3090.00159
ID Number
10035012
Source
Data from: A.D. White Architectural Photographs, Cornell University Library
Cite As
Andrew Dickson White Architectural Photograph Collection, #15-5-3090. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
Rights
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