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Charnley-Persky House Tours, Friday & Saturday

Charnely-Persky House interior, 2019. Courtesy Society of Architectural Historians and the Water Tower Arts District. Photo: Assaf Evron

About the program

Program Location

Charnley-Persky House, 1365 N Astor St, Chicago

Society of Architectural Historians

1365 N Astor St, Chicago, IL 60610

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. Tour includes exterior and interior spaces on 3 levels. Tours limited to 12 individuals. All visitors must be 12 or older.

Teachers with a valid State of Illinois ID, participants in the Frank Lloyd Wright Reciprocal Sites program, and SAH members are admitted free of charge.

This is a ticketed event

$15 adults; $10 seniors (over 65) & students with ID

Please note that the Charnley-Persky House will be closed for tours on the following dates: November 22, 24, 25, and December 22, 23, 27 and 29. Tours will resume on January 3.

Friday Tours
12:00 pm | 45-min tour | April–December

Saturday Tours
10:00 am | 45-min tour | April–October
12:00 pm | 45-min tour | Year-Round


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Society of Architectural Historians


1365 N Astor St, Chicago, IL 60610


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Founded at Harvard University in 1940, the Society of Architectural Historians is a nonprofit membership organization that serves an international network of institutions and individuals who, by profession or interest, focus on the history of the built environment and its role in shaping contemporary life.

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