This fourth gallery of images from the Steampunk Chicago Stroll through Graceland captures a number of notable monuments.
- The tombstone of architect Louis Sullivan. A relatively modest monument marks “Father of Modern Skyscrapers” and the man behind “Form ever follows function” grave.
- The Tomb of William O. Goodman. Goodman hired Howard Van Doren Shaw to design this tomb and the Goodman Theater, both in honor of his son, Kenneth Sawyer Goodman.
- The Tomb of Potter and Bertha Palmer rises like a Greek Temple on the edge of the cemetery’s pond. Potter Palmer pioneered the idea of customer satisfaction in retail before turning his attention to real estate and hotels.
On Sunday I had the distinct pleasure of strolling through Graceland Cemetery with Steampunk Chicago. After a few months out of the scene, I welcomed the opportunity to reconnect with some friends and made new ones.
I also took a lot of pictures, over 150 of them. The partially sunny day and the cool breeze made for great lighting and comfortable costuming.
I will post the pictures in a series of galleries over the next few days. Gallery #1 features:
- The Victor Lawson Monument, designed by Lorado Taft to honor the publisher of the Chicago Crusader.
- The Schoenhofen Pyramid Mausoleum, a steeply sided gray pyramid containing the family of well-known Chicago brewer Peter Schoenhofen.
- The Pullman Monument, built for railroad man and industrialist George Pullman.
- A Man of Sorrows, a monument to Charles Hutchinson, one of the founders of the Art Institute of Chicago.