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Guaranty Building Collection

A work made of correspondence, architectural drawings, black and white photographs, printed papers and realia..

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  • A work made of correspondence, architectural drawings, black and white photographs, printed papers and realia..

Date:

1894-1980s (bulk 1894-1970s)

Artist:

Adler and Sullivan

About this artwork

This collection of drawings, documents and building fragments documenting Adler and Sullivan’s Guaranty Building (1894-1896, Buffalo, NY) was gathered by John D. Randall (1919–1999), who served as building manager. Drawing from materials gathered after a 1955 “modernization” project and a 1974 fire, Randall opened the Louis Sullivan Architecture Museum in 1974. Randall, a Chicago-born architect and author, was a key leader in the successful preservation efforts to save the Guaranty and Sullivan’s Wainwright Building of St. Louis. The Guaranty Building was since been restored.

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Contact the Ryerson and Burnham Art and Architecture Archives:
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Status

Currently Off View

Department

AIC Archives

Artist

Adler & Sullivan, Architects (Architect)

Title

Guaranty Building Collection

Date

Made 1894–1990

Medium

Correspondence, architectural drawings, black and white photographs, printed papers and realia.

Dimensions

8 oversize portfolios, 6 rolled tubes, flatfile materials and oversize building fragments: H.: 914.4 cm (360 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Protective Life Insurance Company

Reference Number

2013.3

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