H. H. Richardson

Glessner House

Glessner House, Library of Congress

The building on the corner of 18th and Prairie is like a lava cake rolled in a thick layer of coarsely chopped nuts. On the outside, it’s crunchy and looks like it could hurt you. But inside, it’s all warm and gooey and makes you feel loved. In 1880s Chicago, Prairie Avenue was all the …

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