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The Historically Significant Sofa

Normally, I’d say “chesterfield”, but in order to make some sense for my American friends…

During a meeting this morning at the Cliff Dwellers Club in Chicago, I remembered to bring my camera with.  Finally, I have a photo of the  Historically Significant Sofa:

Louis Sullivan Slept Here
Louis Sullivan Slept Here

 Towards the end of his career, Louis Sullivan (famous architect, reputed “Father of the Skyscraper” in some circles) had little work going through his practice.  He had fallen on tough times.  Reputedly, he used to “snooze” on this sofa at the Cliff Dwellers between lodging.  I doubt that the sofa that been restuffed or reupholstered during the interim; I’d gather that it has been cleaned….

 This is an image that’s been missing from my presentations for quite some time.

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