Charnley-Persky House
1365 North Astor Street, Chicago 60610 Route Planner
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Opening hours

guided tours only: Apr-Oct Wed noon; Sat 10am and noon

Description

With its plain brick and limestone façade and horizontal form, the Charnley-Persky House has an abstract and geometric design which paved the way for the Prairie style. Frank Lloyd Wright designed the house in 1892 when he still worked for Adler & Sullivan. Built around an atrium lit by a skylight on the second floor, the house comprises 11 rooms which were beautifully restored in the 1980s.

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