Named one of the top 20 architectural attractions in the
State of Illinois by the Chicago Tribune in 2018
Named one of the top house museums in the U.S. by Curbed in 2017
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.