Tuesday, August 25, 2009


In 1893, what would become the largest architectural firm in Chicago listed 5 (count'em - 5) completed commissions: A cafe, two houses, a park monument (base only) and a hotel that hadn't realized that the City had been shut down by Financial Panic. Add to this a rocky 1894. Then imagine that in 1895 it got worse. In that year D. H. Burnham and Company listed one completed project: The Schroeder House.

Who might have guessed during those years, that for Daniel Burnham, the best was still to come.

Commissions are listed Thomas Hines' "Burnham of Chicago," Appendix A

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