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Monday, May 29 • 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Glessner House Museum and Historic Prairie Avenue Walk LIMITED

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This exclusive tours explores the significant architecture of Glessner House. Controversial at the time of its completion in 1887, it foreshadowed the development of modern residential architecture, and architect H. H. Richardson had a profound impact on architects to follow, including Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright. This special two-hour tour will focus on the architecture from basement to attic. Attendees will see areas not included on public tours as well as objects rarely shown, including Richardson's original sketch. Then discover the fascinating history of Chicago's Prairie Avenue on this two-hour walking tour through the neighborhood led by Bill Tyre, Executive Director and Curator of the Glessner House Museum and author of Chicago's Historic Prairie Avenue. The tour will cover 200 years of history, from the Battle of Fort Dearborn through the recent rebirth of the area as Chicago's hottest residential neighborhood. Visitors will see historic photos of homes that have been lost and walk past the eleven houses that remain in the area. Tours of the John J. ‘Jack' Simmerling Gallery of Prairie Avenue History and the incredible Arts & Crafts sanctuary of Second Presbyterian Church, featuring nine Tiffany windows, will be included.

Cost: $45


Attendees (11)