The Greek-Revival styled Clarke House, built in 1836, is the oldest surviving structure in the city of Chicago and has operated as a house museum for 30 years. Get an exclusive look at the Clarke House during Open House Chicago October 13th and 14th. www.openhousechicago.org #OHC2012 Photo Credit: James Caulfield, courtesy of ClarkeHouseMuseum
Take a trip to the cupola of the iconic Jeweler's Building, now the showroom for the world-famous archicture firm, Murphy/Jahn. Only during Open House Chicago, October 13th and 14th. www.openhousechiago.org #OHC2012 Photo: Murphy Jahn Architects
Chicago’s City hall is an impressive 1911 Holabird & Roche monumental neo-classical, 11-story building that incorporates considerable exterior ornamentation & 94 foot tall columns with Corinthian capitals. Visit the Council Chambers, the legislative library and the aldermanic office area during Open House Chicago #OHC2012 www.openhousechicago.org
The Glessner House Museum at 1800 S. Prairie Avenue offers tours of two architecturally significant buildings on Chicago’s Near South Side: the John J. Glessner House, completed in 1887 by Henry Hobson Richardson, a Chicago architect known for his Romanesque Revival style featuring robust arches and columns; and the Henry B. Clarke House, an 1836 Greek Revival structure that is one of the oldest surviving houses in the city.