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The monument, erected in 1890 to Carrie Eliza Getty, deceased wife of Henry Harrison Getty, a prominent Chicago businessman. Considered to be among Sullivan’s finest works, it was designated a city landmark in 1971 by the Commission on Chicago Historical and Architectural Landmarks.  Frank Lloyd Wright called it “entirely Sullivan’s own, a piece of sculpture, a statue, a great poem.”

photo and text by Joe Collier