Charnley-Persky House (Now known as Charnley-Persky House Museum)
The Charnley-Persky House (1891) was designed by two famous architects, Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright. Sullivan had hired Wright as a draftsman in 1887, but allowed him to help with the design of the Charnley House, an abnormal role for a draftsman at the time. Sullivan's rejection of Beaux-Arts style, as well as their mutual rejection of Victorian-era designs are noted, as well as features that came to be synonymous with the Prairie School. The building was constructed during the height of Chicago's meteoric population and construction boom, and for James Charnley, a lumber magnate in Chicago at a time when Chicago existed as the world's largest lumber market.
Backstory and Context
Chicago Architecture Foundation. "Charnley-Persky House" architecture.org. Accessed June 26, 2018. http://www.architecture.org/architecture-chicago/buildings-of-chicago/building/charnley-persky-house...
Harrington, Elaine, Richard Longstreth, Pauline Saliga, Elizabeth Sippel, and Paul Sprague. "Charnley, James, House: National Historic Landmark Nomination Form." National Park Service. Sept 10, 1997. https://npgallery.nps.gov/NRHP/GetAsset/NHLS/70000232_text
Karamanski, Theodore J. "Lumber." Newberry Library Enyclopedia of Chicago. Accessed June 26, 2018. http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/767.html.
Lowe, David Garrad. "Louis Henri Sullivan and the Chicago School. "Newberry Library Enyclopedia of Chicago. Accessed June 26, 2018. http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/2414.html
Seligman, Amanda. "Near North Side." Newberry Library Encyclopedia of Chicago. Accessed June 26, 2018. http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/876.html
James Charnley House, 1891: Eric Allix Rogers via architecture.org - http://www.architecture.org/architecture-chicago/buildings-of-chicago/building/charnley-persky-house...
Sullivan and Wright: Ryerson and Burnham Libraries/Frank Lloyd Wright: A Biography, also found at http://chicagopatterns.com/louis-sullivan-frank-lloyd-wright-charnley-house/