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)