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.
Day three of the Steampunk Chicago Stroll through Graceland. More pictures of the walkers and some interesting shots of intricate copper work.
Beyond providing a look at all the finery worn on Sunday, this gallery spends a lot of time on the Dexter Grave Monument, Eternal Silence.
Eternal Silence maintains a foreboding presence in Graceland Cemetery, its cloaked form crafted by Lorado Taft in 1909.
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.