William Le Baron Jenney

American architect (1832-1907)

William Le Baron Jenney (September 25, 1832—June 14, 1907) was an American architect and engineer. He is known for building the first skyscraper in 1884. It was called the Home Insurance Building. He soon became known as the Father of the American skyscraper. He is buried in Graceland Cemetery in Uptown, Chicago.

William Le Baron Jenney
Born(1832-09-25)September 25, 1832
DiedJune 14, 1907(1907-06-14) (aged 74)
BuildingsHome Insurance Building in Chicago
Designmetal-framed skyscraper

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