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‘After-Five’ afternoon architecture tours

Thursday, 28-Apr-2011

Twelve “After-Five” Tours Keep People in the Loop — Chicago Architecture Foundation Offers Late Walking Tours and Cruises.

May through September.
April 27, 2011 – Chicago – People meeting up after work can take in an architecture tour and still get home for dinner. The Chicago Architecture Foundation offers after-work tours that take advantage of the sunsets on Chicago’s skyscrapers.

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Clarke House and Glessner House birthday and anniversary 2011

Tuesday, 08-Mar-2011

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.

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Chicago landmarks: Clarke House and Glessner House
Glessner (John J.) House

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40th Anniversary of First Chicago Landmark Designations

Friday, 22-Oct-2010

October 14, 2010 marks 40th Anniversary of First Chicago Landmark Designations.
Clarke House celebrates 175 years in 2011
Glessner House celebrates 125 years in 2012
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