Friday, October 1, 2010

Graceland Cemetery: Getty Tomb

Getty Tomb ..
Year Built: 1890
Architect: Louis H. Sullivan
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: March 10, 1971

Henry H. Getty [1837-1920] was a lumber businessman ..
Louis H. Sullivan designed the Getty Monument after the death of his wife Carrie Eliza in 1890. getty was partner of Martin A Ryerson, and his tomb was also designed by Sullivan.

The marker reads ...
Getty Tomb
Adler and Sullivan, architects
The Getty Tomb marks the maturity of Sullivan's architectural style and the beginning of modern architecture in America. here the architect departed from the historic precedence to create a building of strong geometric massing, detailed with original ornamentation.
Designated a Chicago landmark on March 10, 1971,
by the City Council of Chicago
Richard J. Daley, Mayor
Commission on Chicago Historical and Architectural Landmarks ..

# Graceland Cemetery..
# Rosehill Cemetery..

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