Your Chance to Get Hands-On With Chicago’s Historic Architecture
Feb03

Your Chance to Get Hands-On With Chicago’s Historic Architecture

Do you like historic Prairie Avenue architecture? Do you have free time on your hands?  Then you’ll be interested in knowing that two of the city’s more historic homes currently have openings for docents. Both the Glessner House (1800 South Prairie Avenue) and the Clarke House (1855 South Indiana Avenue) are in need of people to conduct tours, talk to people, and do all of those other things that docents do.  No, you...

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It’s Been An Eventful 177 Years For The Oldest* House In Chicago
Sep09

It’s Been An Eventful 177 Years For The Oldest* House In Chicago

From its earliest frontier days Chicago has been a beacon to those looking for opportunity. Merchant Henry B. Clarke was one of the early pioneers seeking his fortune in the town on the shores of Lake Michigan. And the history of Henry Clarke’s house (now at 1855 South Indiana Avenue) is intertwined with that of the burgeoning city. Clarke and his wife Caroline, along with three children and a servant, moved to Chicago from upstate...

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Week Links: January 27-February 2, 2013
Feb02

Week Links: January 27-February 2, 2013

Chicago bike lanes are a disaster in the ice and snow  The Glessner House Museum (1800 South Prairie Avenue) and the Clarke House (1855 South Indiana Avenue) are looking for docents.  Click here and scroll down to “Vounteer” for more information. The renovation of an art deco office building in the West Loop into the new headquarters for Hillshire Brands is finished.  There’s a public open house late this month at...

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