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Glessner, John J., House

Chicago, Illinois
County of Cook.
1800 Prairie Avenue
National Register Number: 70000233
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Certified Local Government: YES
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: House Museum.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 7, 1976):
Completed in 1887, this house was designed by Richardson late in his career and represents the height of his Romanesque style. It was commissioned by John Glessner, president of International Harvester.

There are no threats to the NHL at this time.

The Prairie Avenue Historic District in which the house is located, was designated one of the 150 Great Places in Illinois by the Illinois Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 2007.

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