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Glessner House Museum
1800 S. Prairie Ave., Chicago, IL 60616
The John J. Glessner House, operated as the Glessner House Museum, is an architecturally important 19th-century residence in Chicago. It was built in 1887 for John Jacob Glessner (1843–1936), a partner in a successful farm machinery manufacturer. The house opened for public tours in 1971. Many of the rooms have been accurately restored to their original appearance. The collection of decorative objects and furnishings is especially significant, as the Glessners were sophisticated collectors of both English and American arts and crafts. Objects and furniture by William Morris, William De Morgan, Émile Gallé, Isaac Scott, A.H. Davenport and others are found throughout the house.
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