Clarke House

Museums Near South Side
Clarke House Museum

Before the likes of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe or even Louis Sullivan started putting Chicago on the architectural map, this 1836 Greek Revival–style home, graced with a four-column portico, symbolized the first national architectural style. It also lays claim to being the city’s oldest house.


Venue name: Clarke House
Address: 1827 S Indiana Ave

Cross street: at 18th St (tours meet at Glessner House)
Opening hours: Tours: Wed–Sun noon, 2pm. Visitor center: Wed–Sun 11:30am–4pm.
Transport: El stop: Red to Cermak/Chinatown. Bus: 3, 4, 24, 62.
Price: $10, seniors and students $9, kids ages 5–12 $6, kids under 5 and Wednesdays free.
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