Essential Architecture-  Chicago South and West

Glessner House

architect

Henry Hobson Richardson

location

1800 S. Prairie Ave.

date

1886

style

Richardsonian Romanesque

construction

Stone

type

House
 
 
A mature design by renowned architect Henry Hobson Richardson, Glessner House is famous for its site development, innovative floor plan, and rugged Romanesque Revival-style facade. A reminder of what Prairie Avenue looked like when it was home to some of the city's finest mansions, the Glessner House is the only remaining Chicago building by this Boston-based architect. The building was designed for John J. Glessner, an executive with the International Harvester Company. It now contains a house museum, which is part of the Prairie Avenue District.

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