Full Name: Louis Sullivan
Profession: Architect and Father of Skyscrapers
Why Famous: Called the "father of modernism" and the "father of skyscrapers", he is considered by many as the creator of the modern skyscraper.
He was also a mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright and was an influential architect and critic.
- 1889-12-09 US President Benjamin Harrison dedicates the Chicago Auditorium, designed by Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler, then largest building in the US