Our Museum Store offers a modest selection of Glessner House and Victorian inspired merchandise for sale in the
. You can select items from books on the Arts & Crafts Movement, architecture, and Tour Center history to William Morris inspired items to special souvenirs of your visit. Here are three items that focus on our Prairie Avenue heritage. Chicago
by William H. Tyre
Prairie Avenue evolved into
’s most exclusive residential street during the last three decades of the 19th century. The city’s wealthiest citizens - Marshall Field, Philip Armour, and George Pullman - were soon joined by dozens of Chicago ’s business, social, and civic leaders, establishing a neighborhood that the Chicago Herald proclaimed “a cluster of millionaires not to be matched for numbers anywhere else in the country.” This paperback book, part of the Images of America series published by Arcadia Press in 2008, contains over 200 historic photographs and traces the history of the area from 1812 to the present day. $19.99 + tax Chicago
This booklet features fifteen selected views from the main volume (shown above) formatted for use as postcards. Informative captions on the reverse of each card provide details on the houses and other buildings featured.
$7.99 + tax
Prairie Avenue Cookbook: Recipes and Recollections from Prominent 19th-Century
by Carol Callahan
This unique hardcover cookbook provides recipes taken from prominent 19th century households along Prairie Avenue. All recipes have been tested and modernized for today’s cook. Illustrated with photographs of Prairie Avenue homes and its residents, this cookbook is filled with fascinating anecdotes and facts about the social history of
. Published by the Chicago Southern Illinois University Press in 1993. $38.50 + tax
If you have any questions or are looking for a specific item, please call Museum Coordinator Gwen Carrion at 312-326-1480.