Prairie Avenue & Glessner House, Chicago Photos

South Prairie Avenue is a street of heritage mansions which have survived south of the loop. Highlights include the John J. Glessner House (1887) by Henry Hobson Richardson, Chicago's oldest house (1836) plus the Marshall Field Jr. Mansion (1867) by D.H. Burnham & Co. Adjacent to historic Prairie Ave. are the Second Presbyterian Church with its Tiffany Windows & the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum.

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John J. Glessner House. Chicago, IL.Richardsonian facade of Glessner House. Chicago, IL.Offset doorway trademark of H.H. Richardson on Glessner House. Chicago, IL.William W. Kimball House. Chicago, IL.
John J. Glessner House (1887) (1800 South Prairie Ave.). Chicago, IL. Architect: Henry Hobson Richardson. On National Register.Richardsonian facade of Glessner House. Chicago, IL.Offset doorway trademark of H.H. Richardson on Glessner House. Chicago, IL.William W. Kimball House (1890) (1801 South Prairie Ave.). Chicago, IL. Style: French Chateau. Architect: Solon S. Berman.
Gateway & arched front porch of William W. Kimball House. Chicago, IL.Reliefs over door of William W. Kimball House. Chicago, IL.Bowed front of William W. Kimball House. Chicago, IL.Joseph G. Coleman House. Chicago, IL.
Gateway & arched front porch of William W. Kimball House. Chicago, IL.Reliefs over door of William W. Kimball House. Chicago, IL.Bowed front of William W. Kimball House. Chicago, IL.Joseph G. Coleman House (1886) (1811 South Prairie Ave.). Chicago, IL. Style: Romanesque Revival. Architect: Cobb & Frost.
Brownstone facade of Joseph G. Coleman House. Chicago, IL.Clarke House Museum Chicago's oldest house. Chicago, IL.Elbridge G. Keith House. Chicago, IL.Front door of Elbridge G. Keith House. Chicago, IL.
Brownstone facade of Joseph G. Coleman House. Chicago, IL.Clarke House Museum (1836) (1827 South Indiana) Chicago's oldest house. Chicago, IL. Style: Greek Revival.Elbridge G. Keith House (1870) (1900 South Prairie Ave.). Chicago, IL. Style: Second Empire. Architect: John W. Roberts.Front door of Elbridge G. Keith House. Chicago, IL.
Marshall Field Jr. Mansion. Chicago, IL.William H. Reid House. Chicago, IL.Upper story detail of William H. Reid House. Chicago, IL.Harriet P. Rees House. Chicago, IL.
Marshall Field Jr. Mansion (1867 & 1902) (1919 South Prairie Ave.). Chicago, IL. Architect: D.H. Burnham & Co..William H. Reid House (1894) (2013 South Prairie Ave.). Chicago, IL. Style: Classical Revival. Architect: Beers, Clay & Dutton.Upper story detail of William H. Reid House. Chicago, IL.Harriet P. Rees House (1888) (2110 South Prairie Ave.). Chicago, IL. Style: Romanesque Revival. Architect: Cobb & Frost.
Gabel detail of Harriet P. Rees House. Chicago, IL.Row houses. Chicago, IL.

Gabel detail of Harriet P. Rees House. Chicago, IL.Row houses (c1870-1900) (213-217 Cullerton St.). Chicago, IL.


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