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Listing No. 4173

1883 Renaissance Revival
River North
Chicago, IL

Driehaus Museum, Main Hall

Driehaus Museum, Dining Room

Driehaus Museum, View From Drawing Room to Parlor

Driehaus Museum, Sculpture Gallery

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum

The Driehaus Museum is housed in the historic Samuel Mayo Nickerson Mansion. Built from 1879 to 1883, the Marble Palace, as the house became known, was one of the grandest residential buildings of 19th-Century Chicago. Steeped in history, the Nickerson House survives today as one of Chicago's most extraordinary historic homes.

Described as a "splendid survivor amongst the hulking high-rises of River North," the Museum is a fascinating showcase for late nineteenth and early twentieth century art and design, displayed against the magnificent backdrop of the newly restored Nickerson Mansion. The Driehaus Museum is a must-see attraction for those interested in American architecture, decorative arts, historic preservation, and the history of Chicago.


Contact Information:

The Museum entrance is located at 40 East Erie Street, Chicago, IL, 60611

Phone: 312.482.8933, ext. 21.

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