Owner: William Tyre

1800 S. Prairie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616

The Glessner House

A National Historic Landmark, Glessner House was designed by noted American architect Henry Hobson Richardson and completed in 1887. It remains an internationally-known architectural treasure in Chicago. A radical departure from traditional Victorian architecture, the structure served as an inspiration to architects such as Louis Sullivan, Mies van der Rohe, and the young Frank Lloyd Wright and helped redefine domestic architecture. Glessner House celebrates and respects the unique perspectives and attributes that make each person who they are. Our strength is based on a pledge to continually strive for the broadest possible diversity of participation, thought, and action amongst staff, board, volunteers, and guests. We believe this commitment creates an environment where difference is valued, and a higher level of excellence and innovation is the result.