Charnley-Persky House

sights / Architecture

Charnley-Persky House information

Chicago , USA
1365 N Astor St
+1 312 573 1365
Getting there
Metro: Red Line to Clark/Division
More information
tours Wed free, Sat $10
Opening hours
noon Wed, 10am & noon Sat Apr-Oct
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While he was still working for Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright (who was 19 at the time) designed the 11-room Charnley-Persky House, which sparked a new era in architectural design. Why? Because it did away with Victorian gaudiness in favor of plain, abstract forms that went on to become the modern style. It was completed in 1892 and now houses the Society of Architectural Historians.

Guided hour-long tours are offered Wednesdays; they're first come, first served, up to 15 people. Tours are also offered on Saturdays for which you can make reservations.