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John J. Glessner House

Henry Hobson Richardson, Architect

 

—1887 —

 
John J. Glessner House Marker image. Click for full size.
October 19, 2013
1. John J. Glessner House Marker
Inscription. A mature Richardsonian design, Glessner House is famous for its site development, innovative floor plan and rugged Romanesque facade. Glessner House, a reminder of the fabulous Prairie Avenue era, is the only remaining Chicago building by this renowned architect.
 
Erected by Commission on Chicago Historical and Architectural Landmarks.
 
Location. 41° 51.464′ N, 87° 37.254′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is at the intersection of South Prairie Avenue and East 18th Street, on the right when traveling south on South Prairie Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1800 South Prairie Avenue, Chicago IL 60616, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Pullman (within shouting distance of this marker); Visionary (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry B. Clarke House (about 400 feet away); Battle of Fort Dearborn (about 400 feet away); Wheeler–Kohn House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Second Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); American Book Company Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Platt Luggage Building (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chicago.
 
More about this marker.
John J. Glessner House Marker<br>& National Historic Landmark Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 5, 2012
2. John J. Glessner House Marker
& National Historic Landmark Plaque

John J. Glessner House
Has been designated a
National Historic
Landmark
This site possesses National Significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America.
1978
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior
A typical National Historic Landmark plaque is on the same marker.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
John J. Glessner House image. Click for full size.
October 19, 2013
3. John J. Glessner House
John J. Glessner House Romanesque Door image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 5, 2012
4. John J. Glessner House Romanesque Door
H. H. Richardson image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 29, 2015
5. H. H. Richardson
This 1886 painting of H. H. Richardson by Hubert von Herkomer hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.

“Born St. James Parish, Louisiana, Trained in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Henry Hobson Richardson became America's leading architect in the late 1800s. He designed a wide range of structures, including churches, railroad stations, department stores, courthouses, libraries, and private homes. Best known today for Trinity Church in Boston, Massachusetts, Richardson fused the Romanesque style of medieval France with the picturesque style popular in England and the United States. In this portrait, British artist Hubert von Herkomer found his sitter's girth, accentuated by the rounded pitcher in the background, an ideal metaphor for his character. During the sittings, Herkomer noted that Richardson was 'as solid in his friendship as in his figure. Big-bodied, big-hearted, large-minded, full­brained, loving as he is pugnacious.' This painting remained in the subject's family until its acquisition by the National Portrait Gallery in 2009.” — National Portrait Gallery
 
 
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