William GoodmanWilliam Goodman

An American lumber tycoon, he came to Chicago and is famous for helping to found the Goodman Theatre through a gift of $250,000. The donation was made in memory of his son Kenneth Sawer Goodman, a playwright who had envisioned a theater, which elevated professional training and performance standards. Notable architect Howard Van Doren Shaw designed the tomb memorializing his son.

photo and text by Joe Collier