NOTICE REGARDING COVID-19
Our visitors are a top priority at Glessner House and we are monitoring developments related to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus.
At this time we have canceled tours through Sunday May 3 and all other programs through the end of May.
Please check our website and social media channels for further updates.
In the meantime, enjoy a virtual tour of Glessner House!
You may have noticed Henry Hobson Richardson standing in our front window. Over the next several weeks, he’ll be posing questions to people as they walk past the house.
This week’s question:
What is the square footage of this house, and how many rooms?
Click here for the answer
A National Historic Landmark, Glessner House was designed by noted American architect Henry Hobson Richardson and completed in 1887. It remains an internationally-known architectural treasure in Chicago. A radical departure from traditional Victorian architecture, the structure served as an inspiration to architects such as Louis Sullivan, Mies van der Rohe, and the young Frank Lloyd Wright and helped redefine domestic architecture.