John J Glessner House

  • Hours: Wednesday through Sunday 1:00 and 3:00 pm
  • Phone: 312-326-1480
  • Travel Genus: Sight , Visit
  • Sight Category: Museums
  • Activity Category: Tour
  • Available for private functions



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1885/00/00 During his first visit with the J J Glessner, Richardson is taken by their photograph of Abingdon Abbey. Richardson will base the Glessner House on Italian renaissance palazzis and Frances Glessner's interest in the English medieval revival.
1886/04/00 Henry H Richardson Architect Henry H Richardson completes his design for the John J Glessner House in Chicago.
1887/12/01 John J Glessner Home The Glessner family move into their new home at on Prairie Avenue in Chicago.
1889/10/29 Alexander Wadsworth Longfellow Jr Visitor Mrs and Elizabeth Sprague called bringing Mr Wadsworth Longfellow, a nephew of the poet. - Frances Glessner's journal
1890/11/10 Maud Howe Elliott Guest The Elliotts arrive in Chicago and settle into the guestroom at the Glessners' Prairie Avenue home.
1893/00/00 The entire Glessner house is electrified. Wired for electricity when it was built, the house was lighted with gas since no infrastructure existed to provide electricity. Invention of Public Electricity Supply
1898/02/09 Frances Glessner Lee Bride Frances Glessner marries Blewett Lee at the bride's parents home in Chicago.

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Particulars for John J Glessner House:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Level of Significance National
Owner Private
Architectural Style Richardsonian Romanesque
Architectural Style Romanesque Revival
Historic Use Single dwelling

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 70000233
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: Richardson,Henry Hobson
Architectural Style: Other, Romanesque
Attribute: Richardsonian Romanesque
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Significant Year: 1885, 1887
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Museum

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