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William Le Baron Jenney
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Name William Le Baron Jenney
Nationality American
Birth date September 25, 1832(1832-09-25)
Birth place Fairhaven, Massachusetts, U.S.
Date of death June 14, 1907(1907-06-14) (aged 74)
Place of death Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Buildings Home Insurance Building in Chicago
Design metal-framed skyscraper

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.

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