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Louis Sullivan Artifacts For Sale

Louis Henry Sullivan, (born September 3, 1856, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.—died April 14, 1924, Chicago, Illinois), American architect, regarded as the spiritual father of modern American architecture and identified with the aesthetics of early skyscraper design.

Our current Sullivan collection includes items from a number of commercial buildings from the Adler & Sullivan architectural firm. They are organized below by building. 

St. Nicholas Hotel 4-part “Snowflake”

819 Locust Street, St. Louis Missouri

Existed: 1893-1973

Architect: Adler & Sullivan, with Charles K. Ramsey associate architect

Terra Cotta Manufacturer: The Winkle Terra Cotta Company in St. Louis, Missouri

Remodeled into an office building in 1905 and renamed the Victoria Building

Architect for alterations: Eames & Young

St. Nicholas Hotel Knob & Plate

819 Locust Street, St. Louis Missouri

Existed: 1893-1973

Architect: Adler & Sullivan, with Charles K. Ramsey associate architect

Hardware Manufacturer: Yale & Towne Manufacturing Company in Stamford, Connecticut

Hardware is solid brass

Remodeled into an office building in 1905 and renamed the Victoria Building

Architect for alterations: Eames & Young

Wainwright Building Knob & Plate #1

709 Chestnut Street, St. Louis Missouri

Built: 1891-present

Architect: Adler & Sullivan

Hardware Manufacturer: Yale & Towne Manufacturing Company in Stamford, Connecticut

Hardware is cast iron with Bower Barff finish

Renovated: late 1970s

Wainwright Building Knob & Plate #2

709 Chestnut Street, St. Louis Missouri

Built: 1893-present

Architect: Adler & Sullivan

Hardware Manufacturer: Yale & Towne Manufacturing Company in Stamford, Connecticut

Hardware is cast iron with Bower Barff finish

Renovated: late 1970s

Wainwright Building Mahogany Cul-de-Lamp

(from 1895 addition & attributed to George Grant Elmslie)

709 Chestnut Street, St. Louis Missouri

Built: 1891-present

Architect: Adler & Sullivan

Woodworker unkown

Renovated: late 1970s (This was removed during the renovation)

Wainwright Building Encaustic Tile #1

709 Chestnut Street, St. Louis Missouri

Built: 1891-present

Architect: Adler & Sullivan

Encaustic tile manufacturer unknown

Renovated: late 1970s (This was removed during the renovation)

Wainwright Building Encaustic Tile #2

709 Chestnut Street, St. Louis Missouri

Built: 1891-present

Architect: Adler & Sullivan

Encaustic tile manufacturer unknown

Renovated: late 1970s (This was removed during the renovation)