CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY ~ The Driehaus Museum

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The Richard H. Driehaus Museum immerses visitors in one of the grandest residential buildings of 19th-century Chicago, the Gilded Age home of banker Samuel Mayo Nickerson. Chicago philanthropist Richard H. Driehaus founded the museum on April 1, 2003 with a vision to influence today’s built environment by preserving and promoting architecture and design of the past. To realize his vision, Mr. Driehaus commissioned a five-year restoration effort to preserve the structure and its magnificent interiors. Today the galleries feature surviving furnishings paired with elegant, historically-appropriate pieces from the Driehaus Collection of Fine and Decorative Arts, including important works by such celebrated designers as the Herter Brothers and Louis Comfort Tiffany.

Today, the Museum is a premier example of historic preservation, offering visitors an opportunity to experience through interior architecture and objets d’art how the prevailing design philosophies of the period were interpreted by artists, architects, and designers at the waning of the 19th century and the dawn of the 20th century.

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Adem Dogan on December 31, 2012

Hello dear Marlene. Great Work. Marvellous Picture. Dream Lights and Colours. LIKE + STAR

Happy New Year and All The Best..

Best Wishes. Adem Dogan

~Marlene~ on January 1, 2013

Natuska... Majka... and... Adem Dogan...

Thank you all again for the wonderful comments, the Likes and especially the Y*s. I'm very pleased & honored!

Best wishes for the New Year, Marlene

He Me on January 2, 2013

Greetings to the U.S.! A great shot, a great gallery, lots of beautiful photo, thank you! Greetings from East Germany L71 F23

~Marlene~ on January 3, 2013

Thank you so much, hemeier, for the kind words, the Like and especially the Y*. I'm very pleased & honored!

Greetings from Chicago, Marlene

Lancil8 on January 5, 2013

☆ Fascinating Holidays atmosphere! L72 + F25 ☆ Great gallery! ☆ *Best wishes & ciao from Italy to Chicago, Lancil8 ☆

~Marlene~ on January 6, 2013

Thank you again, Lancil8, for the very kind words, the Like and especially the Y*. I'm very pleased & honored!

Best wishes from Chicago, Marlene

Chinappi on January 18, 2013

Of course, I LIKE and I VOTE for it.

I really found …

I am very happy for your visit and your comments. Thank you very much for them.

See you soon… Best regards from Grasse, in France.


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~Marlene~ on January 20, 2013

Many thanks, Bernard for the Like and you VOTE... I am forever grateful!

My best, Marlene

Chinappi on January 20, 2013


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  • Uploaded on December 17, 2012
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    by ~Marlene~
    • Taken on 2012/11/30 18:15:57