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 operated as a museum and organization headquarters by The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH). The house was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1998, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.Put Charnley-Persky House and other Chicago attractions into our Chicago travel planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
The Charnley Residence is located in Chicago's Gold Coast north of the commercial downtown, at the southeast corner of North Astor Street and East Schiller Street. It is three stories in height, with a raised basement of stone and 2-1/2 stories of largely austere brickwork. The facade is divided into three parts, the center portion housing the main entrance in a stone surround flanked by paired sash windows. Above it is a projecting ornate wooden balcony that obscures the fact that the wall behind it is recessed. The flanking sections each have single sash windows set on large expanses of brick, in deep rectangular openings with splayed soldier brick lintels. The third level is separated from the lower levels by a stone stringcourse, and has two deeply recessed square windows in each section.
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The James Charnley Residence, also known as the Charnley-Persky House, is one of the few surviving residential works of noted architect Louis Sullivan and features major contributions by Frank Lloyd W... more »
The Charnley-Perky House is a gem. How wonderful it is being preserved. Anyone who loves architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright design, wood-working and an appreciation of master craftsmanship will enjoy vi... more »
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.
Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright are major figures in American architecture. Sullivan, Wright's architectural mentor, hired the younger man in 1887 as a draftsman to assist with producing construction drawings for the Auditorium Building (1887–1889) in Chicago. As a junior draftsman, Wright also assisted with residential commissions such as the James Charnley House (1891–1892)
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