Thursday, May 29, 2014

Glessner House Museum presents “A Walk Through Time” June 8, 2014

This very special tour, the annual benefit for Glessner House Museum, presents attendees with the rare opportunity to visit the interiors of seven historic homes in and around the Prairie Avenue Historic District. Visitors will be treated to a breath-taking array of beautifully carved wood moldings, leaded glass windows, and fireplaces in elaborate tile, mosaic, and marble. The Glessner and Clarke House Museums are also included on the tour as well as historic Second Presbyterian Church with its important arts and crafts interior and collection of windows including nine by Tiffany Studios and two by Morris and Company.

Tile fireplace in the William Reid house.
Highlights include the dramatic two-story stair hall of the William Kimball house, a stunning mahogany-paneled music room illuminated by a stained glass dome in the William Reid house (1894, Beers Clay and Dutton, architects), an elaborately carved fireplace faced in onyx in the Joseph Coleman house (1886, Cobb & Frost, architects), and the last opportunity to tour the Harriet Rees house (1888, Cobb & Frost, architects) before it is moved one block to the north later this summer. Tour hours are 1 – 4 p.m.

Following the tour, attendees are invited to return to the coach house of Glessner House Museum for a reception and silent auction, featuring theatre tickets, Chicago memorabilia, collectibles, architectural fragments, and other items of interest.

For more information, or to make reservations, please call 312-326-1480. Glessner House Museum is located at 1800 S. Prairie Avenue in Chicago's South Loop.

A Walk Through Time
Sunday June 8, 2014
1:00 – 4:00pm
$50 per person

$45 for museum members

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