SULLIVAN, Louis Henry
(b. 1856, Boston, d. 1924, Chicago)

Wainwright Building: façade (detail)

1890-91
Photo
709 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, Missouri

The photo is a closeup on the north corner of the Wainwright Building, showing the cornice with the bull's-eye windows.

The building is considered the first skyscraper to forgo the normal ornamentation used on skyscrapers at the time.