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.

Tours of the Charnley-Persky House are offered every Wednesday and Saturday. Please Note: The house will be closed on Saturday, July 4. No tours will be given.

Become a Friend


Become a Friend of Charnley-Persky House to help support its ongoing restoration and educational programs.

Urban Archaeology

Urban Archaeologist to Lead Chicago Dig with Lake Forest College Students
 
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.
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Image Gallery



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