Friday, October 1, 2010
Graceland Cemetery: Tomb of John W. Root
Tomb of John W. Root
Architects: Burnham &Root, Atowod, Wegamn
John W. Root [1850-1891] was one of the founders of the leading Chicago Architecture firm of "Burnham and Root", is one of the leaders of the "Chicago School” of architecture. Although Root spent his career breaking away from architectural tradition, members of his firm created a totally traditional Celtic cross, which Root had admired in English cemeteries. Charles Atwood chose a Druid style, and Jules Wegman provided the design, which includes one of Root’s drawings, the entrance to the Phoenix Building, which did not rise from its own ashes when it was demolished in 1959.
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