Louis Sullivan was an iconic American architect who co-founded the successful architectural firm Adler & Sullivan along with Dankmar Adler. Together with Adler, he designed many famous buildings, including the Auditorium Building in Chicago, the Wainwright Building in St Louis and the Guaranty Building (now known as the Prudential Building) in Buffalo, New York. He is often referred to as the "father of skyscrapers".
He was the only child of Andrienne List and Patrick Sullivan. He was married to a woman named Mary Azona. He and Mary never had children together.
He battled with alcoholism for several years.
Despite his immense accomplishments, he faced great financial challenges and died in poverty.
But the building's identity resided in the ornament.Louis Sullivan
Form follows function.Louis Sullivan
was a famous American architect,
who was born on
September 3, 1856. As a person born on this date, Louis Sullivan is listed in our database as the 14th
most popular celebrity for the day (September 3) and the 11th most popular for the year (1856).
People born on September 3
fall under the Zodiac sign of Virgo, the Virgin.
Louis Sullivan is the 810th most popular Virgo.
Aside from information specific to Louis Sullivan's birthday, Louis Sullivan is the 5255th most famous American and ranks 59th in famous people born in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
In general, Louis Sullivan ranks as the 9885th
most popular famous person, and the 15th most popular architect of all time.
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