Glessner House: An Architectural Treasure Celebrates 125th Anniversary
June 1, 2011 – December 1, 2012
The Glessner House Museum, designed by Henry Hobson Richardson, will commemorate its 125th
anniversary with 18 months of events. This celebration mirrors the 18 month period in 1886-1887, from
groundbreaking to occupancy, of this National Historic Landmark in the Prairie Avenue Historic District
that served as an inspiration for Frank Lloyd Wright.
1800 S. Prairie Ave.
175th Birthday of Chicago’s Oldest House
Late September and Early October 2011
Built in 1836, Chicago’s oldest house, the Clarke House Museum, will celebrate its 175th anniversary.
This gracious Greek Revival style house located in the Prairie Avenue Historic District shows what life
was like during the city’s formative years before the Civil War.
1827 S Indiana Ave.
Chicago landmarks: Clarke House and Glessner House
Glessner (John J.) House