805. Glessner House, Chicago, Illinois

Dear Sam,

I found in glessnerhouse.org a delightful excerpt of Frances Glessner's diary about this National Historic Landmark located in Chicago and built by H.H. Richardson: Sunday October 24, 1886: "In the 
afternoon John, George and I went to the new house. 
We got a better idea of the work than we did the other visit—it is a beautiful building. We walked across the street to take a distant look and two ladies passed by 
us—one said to the other ‘there isn’t a single pretty 
thing about it.” Such will be the universal verdict 
I fear.”

The young Frank Lloyd Wright was swayed by this 
house when designing his first Prairie School houses.

Best regards,

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