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John J. Glessner House, 1800 South Prairie Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, IL



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Location
1800 South Prairie Avenue, Chicago, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS IL-1015
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-128).
Building/structure dates: 1946 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1886 initial construction
National Register Number: 70000233
Significance: Designed and built between May 1885 and December 1887, this house is considered the last of the fully personal works of the architect H.H. Richardson and one of his finest houses. The house was designated a Chicago Architectural Landmark in 1958, "In recognition of the fine planning for an urban site, which opens the family rooms to the quiet serenity of an inner yard; the effective ornament and decoration; and the impressive Romanesque masonry, expressing dignity and power."

Subjects
"Mission 66" Program
Stone Buildings (granite)
Educational Facilities


Related Names
Narcross Brothers
Glessner, John J.
Richardson, Henry Hobson
Van Zanten, David T., Historian
Overby, Osmund, Historian
Borchers, Perry E., Photographer
Erins, Janis J., Delineator
Giebner, Robert C., Delineator
Van Zanten, David T., Delineator
DeLony, Eric M., Delineator


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey Cervin Robinson, Photographer July 23, 1963 EXTERIOR FROM NORTHWEST
2. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy c. 1923 from J. J. Glessner, The Story of a House FRONT ELEVATION
3. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy c. 1923 from J. J. Glessner, The Story of a House 18th STREET ARCH
4. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy c. 1923 from J. J. Glessner The Story of a House DETAIL: GABLE AND CHIMNEY 18th STREET SIDE
5. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy c. 1923 from J. J. Glessner, The Story of a House INTERIOR COURT
6. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy c. 1923 from J. J. Glessner The Story of a House FIRST FLOOR STAIRCASE: MAIN HALL NORTH END
7. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy c. 1923 from J. J. Glessner The Story of a House FIRST FLOOR STAIRHALL: SOUTH
8. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy c. 1923 from J. J. Glessner The Story of a House LIBRARY: WEST AND NORTH SIDES
9. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy c. 1923 from J. J. Glessner The Story of a House SCHOOL ROOM
10. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy c. 1923 from J. J. Glessner The Story of a House DINING ROOM: WEST AND NORTH SIDES
11. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy c. 1923 from J. J. Glessner The Story of a House UPPER HALL - NORTH AND WEST SIDES
12. Historic American Buildings Survey PHOTOCOPY OF PRELIMINARY DESIGN Courtesy Houghton Library, Harvard University


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