Henry Hobson Richardson's Glessner House was completed in 1887, a year after the architect's untimely death. A radical departure from traditional Victorian architecture, the structure served as an inspiration to the young Frank Lloyd Wright and helped reform domestic architecture.
As the only surviving Richardson building in the Midwest, Glessner House was saved from the wrecker's ball in the late 1960s and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976. The restoration and preservation of Glessner House helped set the standard for architectural preservation nationwide.
You can take a tour of the home at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, and admission is free on Wednesdays.