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The stories that live within the walls of Glessner House tell the tale of Chicago in an era that, more than any other, shaped urban America: the family life and fashion trends, masters and servants, high culture and crass consumerism, intellectual achievements and industrial brawn. The spirit of social and artistic life during the Gilded Age lives in Glessner House and visitors not only learn its cultural history, they experience the ambiance of this bygone world.

How did domestic architecture respond to social issues of the day? Why are some rooms in a home associated with men and others with women? The Glessner House offers a unique opportunity to discuss important topics that are still relevant today.

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