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Charnley, James, House - Chicago IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 41° 54.461 W 087° 37.656
16T E 447948 N 4639716
Quick Description: Designed by Louis Sullivan with Frank Lloyd Wright, who at the time was a draftsman in the offices of Adler & Sullivan
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 10/16/2014 6:54:09 AM
Waymark Code: WMMNVJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
The Charnley House is important both nationally and internationally as one of the pivotal structures in the development of modernism in architecture. Its limestone and Roman brick walls are arranged with a strong sense of symmetry, but without any overt references to historical styles. Built in 1891-1892, it was one of the few major residential commissions of Louis Sullivan, and was a benchmark in the architectural development of Frank Lloyd Wright, who was then a draftsman and designer in the office of Adler & Sullivan. The house remains close to its original condition, both inside and out. In 1995, in an effort to safeguard its future, Seymour H. Persky purchased it and donated it to the Society of Architectural Historians. Now serving as the national headquarters of the SAH, this seminal monument in architectural history is open to the public.

Source: (visit link)
Street address:
1365 N. Astor St.
Chicago, IL


County / Borough / Parish: Cook

Year listed: 1970

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1875-1899

Historic function: Domestic

Current function: Domestic

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

National Historic Landmark Link: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

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