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Cornerspotted: Albert W. Sullivan House at Lake Park & 46th

Kudos to all our eagle-eyed cornerspotters! The 1964 photo carrying the load for yesterday's lead post does in fact depict the Albert W. Sullivan House. The 1892 construction is considered one of Louis Sullivan's finest and most livable small projects, existing or demolished. Albert Sullivan commissioned his brother for the design, almost as expressive in ornament as huge commissions like the Auditorium Building— just collapsed to pocket size. It's a pity the home was lost in 1970—the empty lot absorbed into a neighboring property—as few South Side Sullivan works remain. However, as our readers have pointed out, a good portion of the building's materials were salvaged, stored, and cataloged with the help of architectural photographer and preservationist Richard Nickel (famously killed in a partial collapse of the Stock Exchange).
·Hint: A Lauded Work, Demolished on the South Side in 1970 [Curbed Chicago]
·Louis H. Sullivan Ornaments [Southern Illinois University]
·Louis Sullivan Coverage [Curbed Chicago]