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Charnley-Persky House, Chicago

4.6
#30 of 48 in Museums in Chicago




The James Charnley Residence, also known as the Charnley-Persky House, is a historic house museum at 1365 North Astor Street in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Built in 1892, it is one of the few surviving residential works of Louis Sullivan, and features major contributions by Frank Lloyd Wright, who was then working as a draftsman in Sullivan's office. The house is owned and operated as a museum and organization headquarters by The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH). It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1998, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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  • I really enjoyed this tour of one of the few examples of Louis Sullivan designed homes. The tour guide was super informative and great to see the interior of the house in such good condition. Nice...  more »
  • This private house museum designed by Louis Sullivan assisted by Frank Lloyd Wright with docent run tours on Wed and Sunday by the Society of Architectural Historians is worth seeking out. The...  more »
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  • really interesting story behind this place
  • Come to see the house, but also fall in love with the neighborhood. If you love history, come see what home were built before the sky rises, but after the Chicago fire.

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