Famous Houses in Chicago
A mature design by renowned architect Henry Hobson Richardson, Glessner House is famous for its site development, innovative floor plan, and rugged Romanesque Revival-style facade.
The Ward W. Willits House is a building designed by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Designed in 1901 the Willits house is considered the first of the great Prairie houses. Built in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, Illinois, the house presents a symmetrical facade to the street, the plan is a cruciform with four wings that extend out from a central hearth.
The Palmer House Hilton is a famous historical hotel in downtown Chicago. There have been several Palmer House Hotels in Chicago. The first was built as a wedding present to Potter Palmer's wife but burnt down in the Great Chicago Fire despite being advertised as the World's only Fire Proof Hotel.
The lavish Paradise Theater was an remarkable but somewhat unsuccessful addition to the West Side amusement scene which was opened in 1928 and Designed by renowned theater architect John Eberson.
James R. Thompson Center
This enthralling building is a world-wide attraction that features an art gallery, artisans shop, three floors of restaurants and shops, and 13 floors of balconies that surround the 160 foot rotunda. "Wait until you see it... It is no less than breathtaking," wrote the Chicago Tribune's Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Paul Gapp about the James R.Thompson Center.
Before 100 years, Frank Lloyd Wright sparked an architectural revolution with the opening of his Oak Park studio. The Robie House, built on the University of Chicago campus in 1910, is one of two museum sites maintained by The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust.
Water Tower was built in 1869 and is Located in the northern portion of the Magnificent Mile at Chicago Avenue, the Chicago and is one of few buildings that survived the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, due to its construction of limestone blocks.
Sears Tower was the tallest building in the world from 1973 to 1996. Today, it remains the tallest building in North America, as the Petronas Towers in Malaysia are now the world's tallest buildings. Built in 1973 and renovated in 1993, it sits on two city blocks and rises one-quarter mile above the ground with 110 floors.