Glessner House Museum
This very special tour provides attendees with the rare opportunity to visit the interiors of several historic homes in the Prairie Avenue Historic District. Following the tour, attendees are invited to return to the museum for a reception and silent auction, featuring theatre tickets, Chicago memorabilia, collectibles, architectural fragments, and other items of interest.
Homes included on this year’s tour:
-William Kimball house, 1801 S. Prairie Avenue (Solon S. Beman, architect; 1890-1892)
-Joseph Coleman house, 1811 S. Prairie Avenue (Cobb & Frost, architects; 1886)
-Elbridge Keith house, 1900 S. Prairie Avenue (John Roberts, architect; 1870)
-Charles Purdy house, 213 E. Cullerton Street, (Thomas & Rapp, architects; 1891)
-William Reid house, 2013 S. Prairie Avenue (Beers, Clay & Dutton, architects; 1894)
-Harriet Rees house, 2017 S. Prairie Avenue (Cobb & Frost, architects; 1888)
|William Kimball House 1801 S. Prairie Avenue|
Glessner House Museum is also included on the tour as well as historic Second Presbyterian Church with its landmarked Arts and Crafts interior and collection of Tiffany windows. Clarke House Museum will be open to the public for free that afternoon.
Following the tour, attendees are invited to return to the museum courtyard for a reception featuring a jazz trio, appetizers donated by Armand's Victory Tap, Cafe Bionda, and Tapas Valencia, wine and beer donated by Binny's Beverage Depot, and a silent auction that includes theatre tickets, Chicago memorabilia, collectibles, and other items of interest.
Pre-purchased tickets recommended.
$50 per person/$40 members (member coupon code required)