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Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room: Stencil

A work made of oil on canvas, mounted on panel.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas, mounted on panel.




Adler & Sullivan (American, 1883-1896)
Louis H. Sullivan (American, 1856-1924)

Executed by Healy and Millet

About this artwork

The Chicago Stock Exchange building was one of Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan’s most distinctive commercial projects. The centerpiece of this 13-story structure was the trading room—a dramatic, double-height space filled with Sullivan’s lush ornament and the multicolored, stenciled wall covering seen here. After an unsuccessful preservation battle in the late 1960s, the building was demolished, but the Art Institute was able to acquire the monumental entry arch, now located in a garden next to the Modern Wing.

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Architecture and Design, Gallery 285


Adler & Sullivan, Architects (Architect)


Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room: Stencil


United States


Designed 1893–1894


Oil on canvas, mounted on panel


145.42 × 307.42 cm (57 1/4 × 121 in.)

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Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Arthur D. Dubin

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