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Charnley-Persky House

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This private house museum designed by Louis Sullivan assisted by Frank Lloyd Wright with docent run... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jo-Ann M
Winchester, Massachusetts
Seeds of Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright

The James Charnley Residence, also known as the Charnley-Persky House, is one of the few surviving... read more

Reviewed February 1, 2019
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This private house museum designed by Louis Sullivan assisted by Frank Lloyd Wright with docent run tours on Wed and Sunday by the Society of Architectural Historians is worth seeking out. The Sunday we went we signed up for the Chicago Architecture Center's Astor Street...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 1, 2019

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

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

The Charnley-Persky House has an interesting and unusual design and is most notable as having been designed by one famous architect - Louis Sullivan - with help from another even more famous one - a young Frank Lloyd Wright. The tour of the house is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

The Charnley-Perky House is a gem. How wonderful it is being preserved. Anyone who loves architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright design, wood-working and an appreciation of master craftsmanship will enjoy visiting this landmark.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Linda L
Reviewed August 26, 2018

It seems that Louis Sullivan designed the overall "modern" concept of this relatively small and intimate home for the Charnleys, but Frank Lloyd Wright designed the details. Beautiful examples of both architects' work. There are no original furnishings, and there is no attempt to recreate...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed May 21, 2018

This is billed as the first modern house, and all you have to do is look around the neighboring houses to see why. The Sullivan designed exterior is free of excess ornamentation. Inside is magical, with a large skylight and beautiful design elements that appear...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed November 24, 2017 via mobile

I’ve been going to Chicago for years but have never heard of this place. Apparently, I’m not alone. When I went for a free lunchtime tour, there were only four of us and I’m guessing that’s par for the course. This is a really lovely,...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

Limited hours: I saw on a Saturday. Took time to walk the neighborhood beforehand and marvel. Not only at the contrast between age contemporaries of this building, but the general ambiance. Yes I understand why people pay big bucks to live in places like this....More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 27, 2017

This is where it all began. The James Charnley House in Chicago represents an early benchmark in the development of Frank Lloyd Wright, who as a draftsman and designer in the office of noted architect Louis Sullivan contributed significantly to its design. Located at 1365...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed June 16, 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...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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