Graham, Ernest

Ernest Robert Graham (1866–1936)

Ernest R. Graham, born in Lowell 1866, was a  Chicago architect who was a protégé of Daniel Burnham. Ernest Graham was Burnham’s principal assistant in overseeing construction of the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 and later helped D. H. Burnham & Co. achieve national prominence. Following Burnham’s death in 1912, Graham carried on Burnham’s architectural practice, first as Graham Burnham & Co. and, after 1917, as Graham, Anderson, Probst & White.

Under Graham’s leadership this architect's office became one of the largest and most prestigious in the United States. The firm was responsible for designing scores of major structures—railroad stations, banks, office buildings,museums, department stores, theatres, and post offices—for important clients in major cities across the country.


Important Buildings

Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, Ilinois

Straus Building, Chicago, Ilinois

Field Museum, Chicago, Ilinois

Wrigley Building, Chicago, Ilinois

Merchants Bank Building, Chicago, Ilinois

Civic Opera House, Chicago, Ilinois

Old main U. S. Post Office, Chicago, Ilinois

Selfridge Store in London

Union Trust Building

Union Station,Cleveland

Pennsylvania Station,Philadelphia.

Terminal Tower,Cleveland

Federal Reserve Bank,Kansas City, Missouri

Bryant Building, Kansas City, Missouri



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