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

Wainwright Building: exterior view

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

The Wainwright Building (also known as the Wainwright State Office Building) is a 10-story, 41 m high office building at 709 Chestnut Street in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. It is considered to be one of the first aesthetically fully expressed early skyscrapers. It was designed by Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan, built between 1890 and 1891, and named for a local brewer, building contractor, and financier Ellis Wainwright.