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Glessner House Museum information
The 1887 John J Glessner House is the premier survivor of the Prairie Avenue Historic District. Much of interior is reminiscent of an English manor house, with heavy wooden beams and other English-style details. Additionally, more than 80% of the current furnishings are authentic, thanks to the Glessner family’s penchant for family photos. One-hour tours take it all in.
Famed American architect Henry Hobson Richardson designed the beautiful composition of rusticated granite. The L-shaped house surrounds a sunny southern courtyard.