Seymour Persky, a longtime friend and supporter of SAH, passed away on March 22. Read the obituary by SAH Executive Director Pauline Saliga here.

Designed by Louis Sullivan with assistance from his junior draftsman, Frank Lloyd Wright, the Charnley-Persky House (1891-1892) is recognized as a pivotal work of modern American architecture. The National Historic Landmark building serves as the headquarters of the Society of Architectural Historians.

Become a Friend of CPH

Want to help support ongoing restoration and educational programs at Charnley-Persky House? Become of Friend of Charnley-Persky House today.


The Charnley-Persky House may be rented for small meetings and events as approved by the executive director. Due to the fragility of the historic structure, we are unable to accommodate weddings. Rental capacity is 50 people. Download the rental request form.

Archaeological Digs

SAH to Collaborate with Lake Forest College on Archaeological Dig in Summer of 2015
See what DePaul University students learned when they conducted an urban dig in the Charnley-Persky House driveway in 2010.

Reciprocal Sites Program

SAH has joined forces with the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust to offer the Frank Lloyd Wright National Reciprocal Sites Membership Program for all upper-level members. Join or renew as an upper-level member to receive free or discounted admission to 30 Wright-designed sites across the United States during 2015 and 2016. Learn More


Image Gallery of Charnley-Persky House. All photos ©2012 David Schalliol