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Charnley-Persky House

1365 N Astor St, Chicago, IL 60610

The James Charnley Residence, also known as the Charnley-Persky House, is a historic house museum in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago. Built in 1892, it is one of the few surviving residential works of architect Louis Sullivan, and features major contributions by Frank Lloyd Wright, who was then working as a draftsman in Sullivan's office.

The house is operated as a museum and organization headquarters by The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH). The interior of the house is a marked contrast to its relatively plain exterior. It has high-quality woodwork throughout, with builtin bookcases featuring doors with glass of varying shapes and sizes. The main library features a fireplace of African rose marble, and the dining room has extensive use of mahogany, a favorite wood of Louis Sullivan's.

This description includes material adapted from the Wikipedia article "James Charnley House", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0. It has been edited for brevity and to conform with the style of this website. The edited description is distributed under the terms of the same Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0 license.

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