Research Opportunities

Glessner House Museum offers research opportunities for those interested in the Glessner Family, Henry Hobson Richardson, Isaac Scott, architecture, historic preservation, decorative arts, social history, and Chicago history during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as it pertains to the Glessner family and the Prairie Avenue District.

Limited resources include historic photographs, family papers, restoration files, drawings, and various published articles. The archives may be accessed by appointment only, Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To schedule a research appointment contact us at (312) 326-1480 or