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Clarke House

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Clarke House Museum

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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.



Address: 1827 S Indiana Ave

Cross street: at 18th St (tours meet at Glessner House)
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.
Opening hours: Tours: Wed–Sun noon, 2pm. Visitor center: Wed–Sun 11:30am–4pm.
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