Sullivan, Louis H.

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Sullivan, Louis H. Gender: M
Sullivan, Louis Henri
born on 3 September 1856 at 22:00 (= 10:00 PM )
Place Boston, Massachusetts, 42n22, 71w04
Timezone LMT m71w04 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 11°43' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 02°16 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 06°11'

Louis H. Sullivan


American famed architect. Sullivan established a style that was at once functional and intrinsically American; characteristically in the skyscraper stressing the steel skeleton verticality. His first noted design which brought him notoriety and success was the Chicago Auditorium, 1886-1889. His finest designs include the Wainwright Building, 1890-91, the Schiller Building, 1891-92, the Stock Exchange Building, 1893-94 and the Transportation Building at the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893.

Sullivan attended the Institute of Technology in MA., worked for a Chicago architect in 1873 and went to Paris in 1874 to study at Ecole des Beaux Arts. He joined in partnership with architect Dankmar Adler in 1879, successful for both of them, which ended in 1895. He continued to develop his original views and principles in his writings, "Kindergarten Chats," 1918 and "The Autobiography of an Idea", released in 1924.

Sullivan married Margaret Hattabough in 1899 and they divorced in 1917. He died in Chicago, 14 April 1924.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Social : Begin a program of study 1874 (Moved to Paris to study)
  • Work : Contracts, agreements 1879 (Started partnership with Dankmar Adler)
  • Work : New Job 1886 (First noted building, Chicago Auditorium)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1891 (Wainwright Building)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1893 (Stock Exchange Building)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1899 (Margaret Hattabough, 17 yrs.)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1918 (Book, "Kindergarten Chats")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1924 ("The Autobiography of an Idea")

Source Notes

Jerry De Gattis quotes him in "The Autobiography of an Idea," published 1956, with the time given by his mother.

On 1 May 2015, Sy Scholfield changed the time from 10AM to 10PM, having sighted the same book, p. 10: "He was born of woman in the usual way at 22 South Bennett Street, Boston, Mass., U. S. A., on the third day of September, 1856. . . it may be added, on the authority of the young mother, that the event occurred on the second floor: day Tuesday, hour 10 P. M., weight 10 pounds."


  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (17 years with Margaret, divorced)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Partnership, Dankmar Adler)
  • Vocation : Building Trades : Architect/ Planner (Noted)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Principles of architecture)