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Charnley-Persky House

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Address: 1365 North Astor Street, Chicago, IL 60610-2144
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+1 312-915-0105
12:00 - 13:00
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Wed 12:00 - 13:00
Sat 10:00 - 13:00

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Sullivan and Wright Architecture

This National Historic building was designed and built in 1891 by Louis Sullivan and a very young Frank Lloyd Wright. Take the tour round the house to see the early influences on... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2016
Peach P
Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 17 June 2016

This National Historic building was designed and built in 1891 by Louis Sullivan and a very young Frank Lloyd Wright. Take the tour round the house to see the early influences on Wright's career. At this time he was working for Adler and Sullivan but it is easy to see where Wright's ideas are incorporated into the building.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 May 2016

Entrance is not via the main door, but by a side gate. The house is in an impressive district which is worth a walk around. Stunning house both inside and out. Clearly part of the tradition and development that includes Frank Lloyd Wright. I have never seen lighting fittings before that run on both gas and electricity, that is how... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 April 2016

This is a great house and a must do if you are interested in architecture in Chicago. Very interesting to see the Louis Sullivan details and the start of Frank Lloyd Wright's ideas on open planning. Easy to book on line and perhaps better on a Saturday when the office staff are absent (Wednesday is free though). Remember that access... More 

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Reviewed 3 January 2016

It is a home to the Society of Architectural Historians and it is usually not open to public. (only special tours). But you can easily check it out from the street. This mansion features the combine work of Louis Sullivan and his employee Frank Lloyd Wright.

1 Thank Anna G
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

What is the old saying: "You can't see the forest for the trees." I thought of that the other day after we toured the historic Charnley-Persky House at 1365 North Astor Street in Chicago's Gold Coast. We have lived only two blocks from the house for more than 30 years and walked past it and marveled at its exterior on... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 12 July 2015

We did the Free tour on Wednesday. The guide was much more thorough than the other architecture tours we had done. Not only did we learn about Louis Sullivan we learned about Frank Lloyd Wright's influence in this house. It was worth the stop. Just down the block were other notable piece of architecture on N Astor St.

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Reviewed 14 November 2012

Our hosts at the Flemish House recommended we visit this site, and we were very glad that we took the advice. This house is a great example of Sullivan/Wright design. The docent was extremely well-informed about the home and gave a very thorough tour. We had been to Robie House the day before in Hyde Park so it was interesting... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 26 December 2011

I considered buying it, but limited parking, roof leaked, internal room arrangement and atrium did not lend itself to much family privacy.

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