Saturday, May 21, 2011

Glessner House Celebrates 125th Anniversary

The blog Cityscapes has a quick post talking about the Glessner House's (1800 S. Prairie Ave) 125 Anniversary:

Few buildings in Chicago can match the historical importance of the John J. Glessner House, Henry Hobson Richardson's powerfully severe mansion at 1800 S. Prairie Ave. With its striking arched doorways and simple mass of stone, Glessner House influenced Louis Sullivan, who influenced Frank Lloyd Wright. And....well, you get the idea: Glessner House matters!

On Wednesday, June 1, the private, non-profit Glessner House Museum will kick off an 18-month celebration commemorating the 125th anniversary of the home's construction. The 6 p.m. event will include a re-creation of the original
groundbreaking ceremony, the unveiling of two exhibits, and a presentation by museum director William Tyre, "1886: A Year to Remember."

(Image from Chicagofree Info)

1 comment:

Jeff Wagg said...

My partner and I had a great tour of this a couple weeks ago. It's one of those things that you get around to some day, but really, you should get around to it soon. Very interesting look at life circa 1900 or so.