Charnley-Persky House

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If you would like to help support the restoration efforts, please call 312.573.1365 or make an online donation to the Charnley-Persky House Museum Fund.

Tour Schedule

April - November

Saturday - 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. 
$10 Adult
$8 Senior (over 65) / Student (with ID)
$5 Youth 5-12
Free for IL teachers with ID & SAH National members with ID

Wednesday - 12 p.m. 


Limited to 15 people - first come, first served basis 
If you have a group of ten or more, please call 312-573-1365 or email to schedule a group tour.

1365 N Astor Street, Chicago IL, 60610

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About the Charnley-Persky House

Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright are major figures in American architecture. Sullivan, Wright's architectural mentor, hired the younger man in 1887 as a draftsman to assist with producing construction drawings for the Auditorium Building (1887-1889) in Chicago. As a junior draftsman, Wright also assisted with residential commissions such as the James Charnley House (1891-1892). The Charnley House, which has long been recognized internationally as a pivotal work of modern architecture, stands as evidence of the extraordinary power of Sullivan and Wright's creativity in collaboration. In Charnley House, as well as his other works, Sullivan rejected the historical details common to Victorian architecture in favor of abstract forms that later became the hallmarks of modern architecture.