Saturday, September 21, 2013

Lecture On Architect H. H. Richardson To Mark 175th Anniversary Of His Birth

The this portrait of H. H. Richardson hangs in the
National Gallery of the Smithsonian Museum.
Glessner House Museum, located at 1800 S. Prairie Avenue in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood, will host a lecture entitled “H. H. Richardson and his Chicago Legacy” on Sunday September 29, 2013 at 2:00pm.

Glessner House architect Henry Hobson Richardson, born September 29, 1838 in New Orleans, was one of the most influential architects of his time. Architectural historian John Waters will present a talk on Richardson’s own body of work, and the impact that work had on other architects in Chicago, notably Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Henry Ives Cobb.

Glessner House Museum is a National Historic Landmark and the last surviving work by Richardson in Chicago. Completed in 1887, the museum is recognized nationwide for its groundbreaking architecture as well as its important collection of arts and crafts decorative arts.

Admission is $10 per person. Reservations may be made by calling 312-326-1480. The museum is easily accessible by taking the #3 or #4 bus on Michigan Avenue to 18th Street, and then walking 2 blocks east.

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