Restoration of Sullivan's last design honored

Krause Music Store

While we’re exploring Ravenswood, we thought we’d link to Edward Lifson’s recent post on the restoration of the former Krause Music Store, 4611 N Lincoln Ave, Louis Sullivan’s last commission. Lifson pointed us to an audio file of cultural historian Tim Samuelson telling the story of Sullivan’s twilight days as he designed his last ornate terra cotta facade.

The building is now owned by Studio V Design, whose restoration received a 2007 Chicago Landmark Award for Preservation Excellence from the city, and will be receiving the 2007 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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