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Clarke House Museum

Specialty: Architecture
Neighborhood: Bronzeville
Hours: Wednesday - Sunday, Tours at 12:00 pm, and 2:00 pm
Admission: Adults - $10.00
Students and seniors - $9.00
Children - $6.00
Free on Wednesday
Parking: Free street parking
ADA: Wheelchair accessible

General Info

Originally built at Michigan Avenue and 16th Street, the house was moved to 45th and Wabash where it served as a community center for the St. Paul Church of God in Christ. In 1977, the city bought the building and moved it to its present site. If you’re a history buff, or you love architecture, you’ll be astounded by the Clarke House preservation. Outside a beautiful cupola adorns the roof and a stunning portico held up by four pillars announces the entranceway to the home. And wait till you see the inside!
The first floor has a two-room parlor and a dining room while the upper level is split into six bedrooms; look at the detailed woodwork throughout and imagine a fireplace warming the inside on a cold winter night. The Clarke House is truly an exceptional piece of Chicago history, reminding us of a time when house and home meant something spectacular.
The Perfect Place For: Getting a feel for what life was like in a bygone era