- Near North Design Day -
Carl Street Studios & West Burton Place Historic District Tour
In partnership with the Terra Foundation for American Art, Edgar Miller Legacy is pleased to invite you to join us for our Near North Design Day tour of the Carl Street Studios and the West Burton Place Historic District.
Carl Street Studios is one of Chicago's most unique properties, sometimes known as Edgar Miller's "handmade homes." Originally a late 19th century mansion, by the 1920s the building had become run down. Young, entrepreneurial artists Sol Kogen and Edgar Miller, with collaborators such as Jesus Torrres, John W. Norton, and Margaret Oatway, transformed the building into an artistic live-work studio complex that remains inhabited to this day by art lovers, makers, and preservationists.
This tour offers a rare glimpse behind the gates of the mysterious compound, and a chance to explore the details and beauty within. Additionally, the tour will explore the immediate neighborhood and the West Burton Place Historic District, also known as the "handmade street."
Edgar Miller Legacy encourages all attendees to explore other sites participating in Near North Design Day before and after this tour.
Edgar Miller's Glasner Studio Tour
Enter an incredibly designed, magical home created by artist, designer, and craftsman Edgar Miller during the Chicago Art Renaissance of the 1920s and 30s. Edgar Miller is virtually unknown today but in his prime, he designed and executed hundreds of interior and exterior spaces, installations, sculptures, murals, and more, and he was also one of the earliest pioneers of modern graphic design in advertising. This tour will visit the Rudolph Glasner Studio, Miller's most exquisite and rare gem of art, design, and architecture, "hidden in plain sight" in Chicago's historic Old Town neighborhood.
Public tours of the Glasner Studio, part of a private residential complex, are restricted to the second Saturday of every month, September through May, by reservation only.
Note: Glasner Studio, a private home built in 1928, is inaccessible to those with mobility impairments, and requires the traversing of many stairs. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience. We are also developing a virtual tour.
Private Group Tours
Interested in a private tour of the Glasner Studio? Please contact us to inquire about specific availability and pricing at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 690-7359. Currently, we are only able to accommodate a limited number of private tours throughout the year for parties up to 12 people.