Smith Tower, 1914
I believe the pen is mightier than the sword. The Smith Tower was named for and funded by Lyman Cornelius Smith, founder of the L.C. Smith Shotgun Company and Smith-Premier Typewriters (later, the Smith-Corona Typewriter Company).
Interesting to learn Lyman Smith (1850-1910) didn’t live to see construction start on the skyscraper he funded. Similarly, I need to remember the observation deck isn’t open on Mondays,