Not long after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, a young Bostonian named Louis Sullivan came to the city to help rebuild it. Trained in the French school of Beaux-Arts, he helped form the future look of the city for the next century. The crown jewel of his career was this building, the design for which he invited his student, Frank Lloyd Wright (perhaps you've heard of him?) to participate.
Now a National Historic Landmark building and the headquarters of the Society of Architectural Historians, the Charnley-Persky House Museum continues to provide visitors with insight into the importance of urban architecture in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Guided tours of the interior are available on Wednesdays, during the winter (November through March), but are limited to 15 persons at a time. Exterior tours are available throughout the year.
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