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.

Docent-led tours of the Charnley-Persky House are offered every Wednesday and Saturday.

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Latest News

Update: Restoration of Charnley-Persky House Flood Damage
December 12, 2014

Together, Chicago's Historic House Museums Launch New Website
December 1, 2014

To help support ongoing restoration of the Charnley-Persky House, please call 312.573.1365 or donate online.


Urban Archaeology Field School: The Charnley-Persky House Dig

See what DePaul University students learned when they conducted an urban dig in the driveway.

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


The Charnley-Persky House may be rented for small receptions, meetings, programs, and other 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.