Architect Daniel Hudson Burnham

Daniel Hudson Burnham (1846 - 1912)

Daniel Hudson Burnham, was an American architect and urban planner born 1846 in Henderson New York, raised in Chicago Illinois. He was the Director of Works for the World's Columbian Exposition and designed several famous buildings, including the Flatiron Building in New York City and Union Station in Washington D.C.

After failing admissions tests for both Harvard and Yale, and an unsuccessful stint at politics, Burnham apprenticed as a draftsman under William LeBaron Jenney. At age 26, Burnham moved on to the Chicago offices of Carter, Drake, and Wight, where he met future business partner John Wellborn Root (1850–1891). The firm became known as D.H. Burnham & Company. His firm continues its work today under the name Graham, Anderson, Probst & White, which it adopted in 1917.

Burnham was quoted as saying, "Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood and probably will not themselves be realized." (Moore 1921)

Important Buildings by Daniel Hudson Burnham

  • Baguio City,Philippines
  • Burnham Park,Philippines
  • Columbus Union Station of 1897
  • David Whitney Building,Detroit
  • Dime Building,Detroit
  • Ellicott Square Building in Buffalo, New York
  • Fayette Bank Building, Pennsylvania
  • Fieldmuseum Chicago, Illinois
  • Fisher Building, Chicago Illinois
  • Flatiron Building, New York City
  • Ford Building,Detroit
  • Frick Building,Pittsburgh
  • Henry W. Oliver Building,Pittsburgh
  • Heyworth Building, Chicago Illinois
  • Highland Building,Pittsburgh
  • Kent House, Chicago Illinois
  • Majestic Building,Detroit
  • Manila,Philippines
  • Marshall Field and Company Building, Chicago Illinois
  • McCreery Department Store,Pittsburgh
  • Monadnock Building, Chicago Illinois
  • Pennsylvania Railroad Station, Richmond, Indiana
  • Pennsylvania Union Station,Pittsburgh
  • Postal Square Building, Washington, D.C.
  • Reliance Building, Chicago Illinois
  • Rookery Building, Chicago Illinois
  • The Group Plan, Cleveland with Arnold Brunner and John Carrère
  • Union Station, El Paso
  • Union Station, Washington, D.C.
  • Union Stock Yard Gate, Chicago Illinois
  • Union Trust Building,Pittsburgh
  • Wyandotte Building, Columbus, Ohio

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