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A Walk Through Time

  • Glessner House 1800 South Prairie Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60616 United States (map)

This very special tour provides attendees with the rare opportunity to visit the interiors of several landmarked homes in the Prairie Avenue Historic District. See beautifully carved wood moldings, leaded glass windows, fireplaces in elaborate tile, mosaic, and marble, and much more!

Homes included on this year's tour:
-William Kimball house, 1801 S. Prairie Avenue (Solon S. Beman, architect; 1890-1892)
-Joseph Coleman house, 1811 S. Prairie Avenue (Cobb & Frost, architects; 1886)
-Elbridge Keith house, 1900 S. Prairie Avenue (John Roberts, architect; 1870)
-Charles Purdy house, 213 E. Cullerton Street, (Thomas & Rapp, architects; 1891)
-William Reid house, 2013 S. Prairie Avenue (Beers, Clay & Dutton, architects; 1894)
-Harriet Rees house, 2017 S. Prairie Avenue (Cobb & Frost, architects; 1888)

An abbreviated tour Glessner House is included as well as historic Second Presbyterian Church with its landmarked Arts and Crafts interior and collection of Tiffany windows. Clarke House Museum will be open to the public for free that afternoon.

Following the tour, attendees are invited to return to the Glessner House courtyard for a reception featuring food and beverages, live jazz music, and a silent auction that includes theatre tickets, Chicago memorabilia, collectibles, and other items of interest.

Pre-purchased tickets recommended.

$60 per person/$48 members


Earlier Event: December 21
The Architecture of Glessner House