Chicago Buildings by Architect

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This page last updated 07/26/2008

This list does not include every building designed by these architects, but I will attempt to add more biographical information and more buildings as time (and money) permit.   At the same time,  many buildings in my Chicago collection are not listed here, as the architects and dates of completion are unknown.  All cards are listed at Postcards A-Z.

My sincere thanks to all the folks who have helped me with information on these buildings, and particular John Hug, a volunteer with the Chicago Architecture Foundation, and Dave Daruszka who hosts an excellent Ridge Historical Society web site.

The buildings  listed and not linked are my wish list.  The architects are not listed in any particular order.

Pat Sabin

Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan -  Adler and Sullivan Co.

Baumann and Huehl

Bradford Gilbert

Huehl and Schmid

Solon S. Beman

W. W. Boyington 

(Several buildings in Joliet, including the Joliet Penitentiary)

Leroy Buffington

Burnham and Root

D. H. Burnham and Company

Cobb and Frost

Henry Ives Cobb

Frost and Granger

Holabird and Roche


William Le Baron Jenney

John O. E. Pridmore

Henry Hobson Richardson


Theodore Starrett

Schmidt, Garden and Martin

Shipley, Rutan and Coolidge

Enock. Hill Turnock

Clinton  J. Warren

Wheelock and Thomas

James J.  Egan

John Mills Van Osdel

McKim, Mead and White

Burling and Whitehouse

Toussaint Menard; west addition, John P. Huber

Frederick E. Faber and William F. Pagels

L.B. Dixon

Frederick Ahlschlager

John T. Long

Sources:    Websites:
            ... and, of course,  the postcards themselves!

I have never been to Illinois (I live near Atlanta, GA), and have only become interested in 19th Century Chicago architects through my collecting vintage Chicago postcards, and my subsequent love affair with 19th century and early 20th century Chicago.  If you find an errors in this information, kindly let me know and I will add a postscript.  I have found several items which are confusing to  me.  Many buildings erected in the 1880's were replaced by 1912, so there may be existing postcards for two different buildings of the same name.  Some buildings had many "lives" and many names over the years. Whenever possible, I compare with an actual photograph or lithograph of the building.  

Pat Sabin

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