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
- "How strange it seems that education, in practice, so often means suppression: that instead of leading the mind outward to the light of day it crowds things in upon it that darken and weary it."