The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

Program Partners


Glessner House Museum engages diverse audiences in exploring urban life and design through the preservation and interpretation of the architecture of Henry Hobson Richardson and the historic home of John and Frances Glessner.

Partner Category: Civic and Non-Profit Organization

Centennial Activities

Exhibit : Thursday, September 10, 2009 to Thursday, January 14, 2010

Daniel H. Burnham and Prairie Avenue

Glessner House Museum

This exhibit will focus on the early career of Burnham & Root, beginning with the 1874 commission for the John Sherman house at 2100 S. Prairie Avenue. It was during the design and construction of this residence that Burnham met and married Sherman's daughter Margaret. Upon completion of the house, the Burnhams resided with the Shermans until the early 1880s.


Glessner House Museum
1800 South Prairie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616
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