Welcome to Glessner House!
Visit our online auction and bid on a selection of items in honor of Frances Glessner Lee’s accomplishments in the field of forensic science.
Bidding ends Sunday March 31 at 6:00pm CST.
Chicago’s greatest remaining Gilded Age Mansions (Curbed Chicago, 2019)
Top 25 historic US homes that fly under the radar (House Method, 2018)
Top 20 architectural attractions in the State of Illinois (Chicago Tribune, 2018)
Best house museums in the U.S. (Curbed, 2017)
26 most beautiful places to get married in Chicago (Curbed Chicago, 2019)
Top 10 holiday historic home tours in the U.S. (USA Today 10Best, 2018)
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.
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