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Glessner House Museum

Museums, History Near South Side
Glessner House
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Anchoring the Prairie Avenue Historic District, this enduring structure is the only Henry Hobson Richardson home left in the city. Romanesque, fortresslike and defined by medieval architecture typified by rough-hewn stone and arched entryways, it had a notable influence on the early careers of Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan. Tours are free on Wednesdays. 



Address: 1800 S Prairie Ave
Cross street: at 18th St
Transport: El stop: Red to Cermak/Chinatown. Bus: 3, 4, 24, 62.
Price: $15, seniors and students $12, children (5-12) $8
Opening hours: Tours Wed–Sun at 11:30pm, 1pm and 2:30pm
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