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Glessner House Photo courtesy of Glessner House Museum
  • 1800 S Prairie Ave

    Chicago, IL 60616

  • Phone: 312-326-1480


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The Glessner House was built in 1887 and is the home of Henry Hobson Richardson Glessner, an architect whose work inspired Frank Lloyd Wright. The house has been painstakingly restored and preserved and includes an outstanding collection of 19th and 20th century furniture and decorative art. This home holds a vast assortment of pieces from the Aesthetic and English Arts and Crafts movements. The collection includes ceramic vases and tiles, silver, engravings, and Art Nouveau glass.

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Best for Attractions near McCormick Place Convention Center Because: The Glessner House Museum features a vast assortment of pieces from the Aesthetic and English Arts and Crafts movements.