Charnley-Persky House to Reopen on August 7

by SAH News | Jul 27, 2021
exterior of Charnley-Persky HouseThe Society of Architectural Historians is pleased to announce that guided tours of the Charnley-Persky House will resume on Saturday, August 7, 2021. The National Historic Landmark, designed by Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright in 1891–1892, has been closed to the public since March 2020. The Charnley-Persky House serves as the headquarters of SAH.

Tours are offered every Wednesday and Saturday at 12 pm and on Saturdays at 10 am (April–October). Tours last 45 minutes and include the interior and exterior of the building. Wednesday tours are free. Saturday tours are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors (65+) and students with an ID.

Reservations are required for all tour participants, and space is currently limited to eight individuals to maintain safe distancing. Visitors must be aged 12 and up. We require masks for all participants, including a temperature check prior to the tour. The health and safety of all tour participants and staff are our highest priorities.

For more information and to reserve tickets, visit the Charnley-Persky House website.

Founded in 1940, the Society of Architectural Historians is an international nonprofit membership organization that promotes the study, interpretation and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes and urbanism worldwide. SAH serves a network of local, national and international institutions and individuals who, by profession or interest, focus on the built environment and its role in shaping contemporary life. SAH promotes meaningful public engagement with the history of the built environment through advocacy efforts, print and online publications, and local, national and international programs.

SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
for its operating support.
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