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Glessner House

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1800 S. Prairie Avenue
Chicago, 60616
312-326-1480 https://www.glessnerhouse.org

June 2019

A Walk Through Time

June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Avenue
Chicago, 60616
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$50.00

This event provides the rare opportunity for visitors to tour the interiors of several 19th century homes in the Prairie Avenue Historic District. These homes are rarely open to the public, and during the event uenjoy viewing these privately-owned residences to discover stunning historical details like beautifully carved wood moldings, leaded glass windows, fireplaces in elaborate tile, mosaic, and marble,…

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Courtyard Concert at Glessner House

June 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Avenue
Chicago, 60616
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$10.00

Pack your picnic, grab your blanket and chairs, and chill your favorite beverages, it's time for Courtyard Concerts at Glessner House. Are you ready for a new gathering spot for an evening of fun with neighbors and friends, laughter, and music? The beautiful private courtyard is the perfect setting to enjoy some great local music and relax while dining al…

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July 2019

Motor Row Walking Tour

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am CDT
Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Avenue
Chicago, 60616
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Glessner House This walking tour down South Michigan Avenue will explore what is considered to be the largest intact early “automobile row” in the U.S. At its peak in the early 20th century, over 100 different makes of automobiles were being sold in Motor Row. More than sixty of the original showrooms survive today as the landmark Motor Row District,…

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The Architecture of Glessner House

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Avenue
Chicago, 60616
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This exclusive behind-the-scenes tour will explore the significant architecture of Glessner House. Controversial at the time of its completion in 1887, it foreshadowed the development of modern residential architecture, and architect H. H. Richardson had a profound impact on architects to follow, including Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright. This special two-hour tour will focus on the architecture from basement…

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Prairie Avenue Walking Tour

July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Avenue
Chicago, 60616
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This tour will take you down Chicago’s historic Prairie Avenue, once home to Marshall Field, George Pullman, and many other business and social leaders of the late 19th century. See photos of the houses that have been lost and view the surviving mansions. Highlights will include an interior tour of the National Historic Landmark Second Presbyterian Church with its collection…

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Courtyard Concert at Glessner House

July 24 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Avenue
Chicago, 60616
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$10.00

Our second concert will feature Chicago's Suneetha Vaitheswaran Quartet, which entertains audiences with a broad selection of jazz standards from the great American songbook tradition. Vocalist Suneetha Vaitheswaran performs regularly at Chicago's legendary Jazz Showcase with world-class musicians Patrick Mulcahy on bass, and Gregory Arty on drums. They will join her and Paul Di Lorenzo on guitar to interpret jazz…

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August 2019

Glessner House Free Tours on Wednesdays

August 14 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm CDT
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Avenue
Chicago, 60616
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Free

Glessner House offers guided tours of the fully restored building, a National Historic Landmark. Tours are led by trained docents and last approximately 75 minutes. Self-guided tours are not available. All tours begin at the Visitors Center located inside the main Prairie Avenue entrance. SPECIAL EXHIBIT In recognition of Hamilton: The Exhibition, currently open on nearby Northerly Island, we have…

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Glessner House Architecture Tour

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 21, 2019

Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Avenue
Chicago, 60616
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$20 – $25

These exclusive tours explore the significant architecture of Glessner House. Controversial at the time of its completion in 1887, it foreshadowed the development of modern residential architecture, and architect H. H. Richardson had a profound impact on architects to follow, including Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright. This special two-hour tour will focus on the architecture from basement to attic.…

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Prairie Avenue Walking Tour

August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until September 15, 2019

Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Avenue
Chicago, 60616
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$20 – $25

This tour will take you down Chicago’s historic Prairie Avenue, once home to Marshall Field, George Pullman, and many other business and social leaders of the late 19th century. See photos of the houses that have been lost and view the surviving mansions. Highlights will include an interior tour of the National Historic Landmark Second Presbyterian Church with its collection…

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Glessner House Free Tours on Wednesdays

August 21 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm CDT
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Avenue
Chicago, 60616
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Free

Glessner House offers guided tours of the fully restored building, a National Historic Landmark. Tours are led by trained docents and last approximately 75 minutes. Self-guided tours are not available. All tours begin at the Visitors Center located inside the main Prairie Avenue entrance. SPECIAL EXHIBIT In recognition of Hamilton: The Exhibition, currently open on nearby Northerly Island, we have…

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Glessner House Free Tours on Wednesdays

August 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Avenue
Chicago, 60616
+ Google Map
Free

Glessner House offers guided tours of the fully restored building, a National Historic Landmark. Tours are led by trained docents and last approximately 75 minutes. Self-guided tours are not available. All tours begin at the Visitors Center located inside the main Prairie Avenue entrance. SPECIAL EXHIBIT In recognition of Hamilton: The Exhibition, currently open on nearby Northerly Island, we have…

Find out more »

Glessner House Free Tours on Wednesdays

August 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Avenue
Chicago, 60616
+ Google Map
Free

Glessner House offers guided tours of the fully restored building, a National Historic Landmark. Tours are led by trained docents and last approximately 75 minutes. Self-guided tours are not available. All tours begin at the Visitors Center located inside the main Prairie Avenue entrance. SPECIAL EXHIBIT In recognition of Hamilton: The Exhibition, currently open on nearby Northerly Island, we have…

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Children’s Program – Ice Cream Social at Glessner House

August 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Avenue
Chicago, 60616
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Free

Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social at Glessner House Celebrate the end of summer with an old-fashioned ice cream social in the beautiful courtyard of Glessner House. Enjoy ice cream and treats, popcorn, a face painter, a balloon twister, and games for the kids! FREE ADMISSION This event is generously sponsored by Lakeside Bank

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Glessner House Free Tours on Wednesdays

August 28 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Avenue
Chicago, 60616
+ Google Map
Free

Glessner House offers guided tours of the fully restored building, a National Historic Landmark. Tours are led by trained docents and last approximately 75 minutes. Self-guided tours are not available. All tours begin at the Visitors Center located inside the main Prairie Avenue entrance. SPECIAL EXHIBIT In recognition of Hamilton: The Exhibition, currently open on nearby Northerly Island, we have…

Find out more »

Glessner House Free Tours on Wednesdays

August 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Avenue
Chicago, 60616
+ Google Map
Free

Glessner House offers guided tours of the fully restored building, a National Historic Landmark. Tours are led by trained docents and last approximately 75 minutes. Self-guided tours are not available. All tours begin at the Visitors Center located inside the main Prairie Avenue entrance. SPECIAL EXHIBIT In recognition of Hamilton: The Exhibition, currently open on nearby Northerly Island, we have…

Find out more »

Glessner House Free Tours on Wednesdays

August 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Avenue
Chicago, 60616
+ Google Map
Free

Glessner House offers guided tours of the fully restored building, a National Historic Landmark. Tours are led by trained docents and last approximately 75 minutes. Self-guided tours are not available. All tours begin at the Visitors Center located inside the main Prairie Avenue entrance. SPECIAL EXHIBIT In recognition of Hamilton: The Exhibition, currently open on nearby Northerly Island, we have…

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Courtyard Concert at Glessner House

August 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Avenue
Chicago, 60616
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$10.00

Jazz Avec Deux includes piano and bass in this mellow jazz experience perfect for a summer evening. Elizabeth Doyle, singer-songwriter-pianist performs her eclectic mix of European and American jazz standards along with her own originals. She is joined by bass player extraordinaire, Jim Cox, who has played with everyone from Earl “Fatha” Hines and Rosemary Clooney to Marian McPartland. Pack…

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Courtyard Concert: Jazz Avec Deux

August 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Avenue
Chicago, 60616
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$8 – $10

Pack your picnic, grab your blanket and chairs, and chill your favorite beverages, it's time for Courtyard Concerts at Glessner House. Are you ready for a new gathering spot for an evening of fun with neighbors and friends, laughter, and music? The beautiful private courtyard is the perfect setting to enjoy some great local music and relax while dining al…

Find out more »

September 2019

Glessner House Free Tours on Wednesdays

September 4 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Avenue
Chicago, 60616
+ Google Map
Free

Glessner House offers guided tours of the fully restored building, a National Historic Landmark. Tours are led by trained docents and last approximately 75 minutes. Self-guided tours are not available. All tours begin at the Visitors Center located inside the main Prairie Avenue entrance. SPECIAL EXHIBIT In recognition of Hamilton: The Exhibition, currently open on nearby Northerly Island, we have…

Find out more »

Glessner House Free Tours on Wednesdays

September 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Avenue
Chicago, 60616
+ Google Map
Free

Glessner House offers guided tours of the fully restored building, a National Historic Landmark. Tours are led by trained docents and last approximately 75 minutes. Self-guided tours are not available. All tours begin at the Visitors Center located inside the main Prairie Avenue entrance. SPECIAL EXHIBIT In recognition of Hamilton: The Exhibition, currently open on nearby Northerly Island, we have…

Find out more »

Glessner House Free Tours on Wednesdays

September 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Avenue
Chicago, 60616
+ Google Map
Free

Glessner House offers guided tours of the fully restored building, a National Historic Landmark. Tours are led by trained docents and last approximately 75 minutes. Self-guided tours are not available. All tours begin at the Visitors Center located inside the main Prairie Avenue entrance. SPECIAL EXHIBIT In recognition of Hamilton: The Exhibition, currently open on nearby Northerly Island, we have…

Find out more »

Glessner House Free Tours on Wednesdays

September 11 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Avenue
Chicago, 60616
+ Google Map
Free

Glessner House offers guided tours of the fully restored building, a National Historic Landmark. Tours are led by trained docents and last approximately 75 minutes. Self-guided tours are not available. All tours begin at the Visitors Center located inside the main Prairie Avenue entrance. SPECIAL EXHIBIT In recognition of Hamilton: The Exhibition, currently open on nearby Northerly Island, we have…

Find out more »

Glessner House Free Tours on Wednesdays

September 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Avenue
Chicago, 60616
+ Google Map
Free

Glessner House offers guided tours of the fully restored building, a National Historic Landmark. Tours are led by trained docents and last approximately 75 minutes. Self-guided tours are not available. All tours begin at the Visitors Center located inside the main Prairie Avenue entrance. SPECIAL EXHIBIT In recognition of Hamilton: The Exhibition, currently open on nearby Northerly Island, we have…

Find out more »

Glessner House Free Tours on Wednesdays

September 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Avenue
Chicago, 60616
+ Google Map
Free

Glessner House offers guided tours of the fully restored building, a National Historic Landmark. Tours are led by trained docents and last approximately 75 minutes. Self-guided tours are not available. All tours begin at the Visitors Center located inside the main Prairie Avenue entrance. SPECIAL EXHIBIT In recognition of Hamilton: The Exhibition, currently open on nearby Northerly Island, we have…

Find out more »

Prairie Avenue Walking Tour

September 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until September 15, 2019

Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Avenue
Chicago, 60616
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$20 – $25

This tour will take you down Chicago’s historic Prairie Avenue, once home to Marshall Field, George Pullman, and many other business and social leaders of the late 19th century. See photos of the houses that have been lost and view the surviving mansions. Highlights will include an interior tour of the National Historic Landmark Second Presbyterian Church with its collection…

Find out more »

Glessner House Free Tours on Wednesdays

September 18 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Avenue
Chicago, 60616
+ Google Map
Free

Glessner House offers guided tours of the fully restored building, a National Historic Landmark. Tours are led by trained docents and last approximately 75 minutes. Self-guided tours are not available. All tours begin at the Visitors Center located inside the main Prairie Avenue entrance. SPECIAL EXHIBIT In recognition of Hamilton: The Exhibition, currently open on nearby Northerly Island, we have…

Find out more »

Glessner House Free Tours on Wednesdays

September 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Avenue
Chicago, 60616
+ Google Map
Free

Glessner House offers guided tours of the fully restored building, a National Historic Landmark. Tours are led by trained docents and last approximately 75 minutes. Self-guided tours are not available. All tours begin at the Visitors Center located inside the main Prairie Avenue entrance. SPECIAL EXHIBIT In recognition of Hamilton: The Exhibition, currently open on nearby Northerly Island, we have…

Find out more »

Glessner House Free Tours on Wednesdays

September 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Avenue
Chicago, 60616
+ Google Map
Free

Glessner House offers guided tours of the fully restored building, a National Historic Landmark. Tours are led by trained docents and last approximately 75 minutes. Self-guided tours are not available. All tours begin at the Visitors Center located inside the main Prairie Avenue entrance. SPECIAL EXHIBIT In recognition of Hamilton: The Exhibition, currently open on nearby Northerly Island, we have…

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