Glessner House Museum

1800 S Prairie Ave Chicago

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Nestled between the South Loop, Chinatown, the Prairie District and Bronzeville, the McCormick Square community is built on a vision of growth, economic stability and entertainment for its surrounding communities. From McCormick Place to the new Wintrust Arena to Motor Row, McCormick Square is a destination fit for tourists, convention goers and native Chicagoans alike.

Designed by architect Henry Hobson Richardson in 1885, Glessner House is a Chicago Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It represents the Richardsonian Romanesque style, a radical departure from traditional Victorian designs of the time. The home is said to have inspired a young Frank Lloyd Wright and foreshadowed the development modern architecture.

Visit the museum to get a glimpse of what life in Chicago during the Gilded Age was like. Explore the 17,000 square feet of interior space, reflecting on the formal and informal rooms furnished as they were back in the late 1800s. From everyday objects to exquisite art, there's something for everyone to enjoy here.

Find out what life was like during the Gilded Age

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