“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Chicago in Cook County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

John J. Glessner House

Henry Hobson Richardson, Architect


—1887 —

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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. Henry B. Clarke House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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
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October 19, 2013
2. John J. Glessner House
away); The Nine Dragon Wall in Chicago’s Chinatown (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Blues Trail: Mississippi to Chicago (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chicago.
More about this marker. A typical National Historic Landmark plaque is on the same marker.
Categories. Notable Buildings
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