Louis Sullivan designs
Louis Sullivan was an early innovator in architectural design and Frank Lloyd Wright’s mentor. Much of Wright's early work shows a dedication to Sullivan’s ornate decorative style, evolution into geometric buildings with ornate décor, and eventually the unadorned Prairie style that made Wright famous and an original.
Among Sullivan’s gems are a series of bank buildings designed for cities and towns in the American midwest. This page will feature details from his banks – commonly called “Jewel Boxes” as I encounter them.
People’s Federal Savings & Loan Association
101 East Court Street, Sidney, Ohio
This 1917 bank is located about two miles east of the I-75 freeway. The savings & loan is still open for business. I was able to visit the exterior but arrived too late to view the interior. Photographed March 10, 2018.
OTHER SULLIVAN WORK
This building is now repurposed as the world’s most ornate Target store. Photographed May 3, 2014.
Also the Sullivan Center, along Madison
Items in the Domino’s Collection, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Photographed June 14, 2017