Chicago Landmarks
– Preservation Excellence Award 2007

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Share this Post The elaborate terra-cotta facade of the Krause Music Store was designed by famed architect Louis Sullivan, who was asked to collaborate on the design by his former employee, William Presto. The facade design was Sullivan’s last project, and its extensively intricate, decorative ornament is indicative of his uniquely characteristic work. The current owner purchased the building and …

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Stewardship

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Share this Post The Art of Living in the Modern World Sep 09, 2007 A Little More on the Krause Music Store Edward Lifson recently blogged about the Louis Sullivan designed Krause Music Store’s glorious restoration. In addition to providing a great link to the TIm Samuelson, Chicago’s official Cultural Historian, sharing some stories about Sullivan designing Krause, Mr. Lifson …

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Sullivan’s Last Restored

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Share this Post THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 06, 2007 Louis Sullivan’s last building restored The Krause Music Store on North Lincoln Avenue in Chicago I looked at it right before I left Chicago. Any time you can look at a Louis Sullivan, do. An to hear Tim Samuelson tell an unforgettable story of Sullivan’s days as he designed it, click here. The …

Chicago Tribune
July 2007 Blair Kamin feature

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Share this Post Healing the spirit of a troubled building; New owners use rituals, rehab to mend Sullivan’s last design. By Blair Kamin | Tribune critic He was the poet of the skyscraper, the coiner of the phrase “form follows function”, the man his draftsman Frank Lloyd Wright called “beloved master”. The late, great Chicago architect Louis Sullivan soared to …

City of Chicago
Landmark Award

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Share this Post The elaborate terra-cotta facade of the Krause Music Store was designed by famed architect Louis Sullivan, who was asked to collaborate on the design by his former employee, William Presto. The facade design was Sullivan’s last project, and its extensively intricate, decorative ornament is indicative of his uniquely characteristic work. The current owner purchased the building and …