John J. Glessner House

1800 S. Prairie Ave., Chicago, Illinois

Photos 

John J. Glessner House

1. Historic American Buildings Survey Cervin Robinson, Photographer July 23, 1963 EXTERIOR FROM NORTHWEST

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Description 

Designed and built between May 1885 and December 1887, this house is considered the last of the fully personal works of the architect H.H. Richardson and one of his finest houses. The house was designated a Chicago Architectural Landmark in 1958, "In recognition of the fine planning for an urban site, which opens the family rooms to the quiet serenity of an inner yard; the effective ornament and decoration; and the impressive Romanesque masonry, expressing dignity and power." -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS IL-1015)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 17, 1970
Reference number
70000233
NR name
Glessner, John J., House
Architectural styles
Other architectural type; Victorian: Romanesque; Richardsonian Romanesque
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Museum
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant years
1885; 1887