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c. 1886 Arts & Crafts (Craftsman)
Chicago, Illinois 60616
Glessner House Museum
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About Glessner HouseThe only surviving Richardson building in the Midwest, Glessner House was saved from the wrecker's ball in the late 1960s and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976. The restoration and preservation of Glessner House helped set the standard for architectural preservation nationwide.
In addition to its architectural trust, the museum protects and conserves an outstanding collection of 19th and early 20th century furniture and decorative art objects.
As one of the country's premier sites for the study and enjoyment of decorative arts, Glessner House Museum offers both the casual visitor and the serious connoisseur a unique opportunity to partake of the pleasures of the Aesthetic and English Arts and Crafts movements. The museum's painstaking conservation of the Glessners' remarkable collection of objects provides today's collector with a living workshop from which to take guidance.
Archived in October, 2008
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