Homemaking and Homicide From the outside, Frances Glessner Lee’s childhood home resembled a prison. H. H. Richardson designed the home in 1886 with imposing granite and an austere facade, complete with barred windows. At the time of its construction, the home was considered the eyesore of Chicago’s fashionable Prairie Avenue. The inside of the home… Read more →
Kara Zelasko is a public historian interested in the histories and ideas embedded in the built environment. She currently develops exhibitions and programs for a cultural nonprofit in Washington, D.C. Previously she has worked with the Chicago History Museum, WGBH, and Massachusetts History Society. She received her M.A. in Public History from Northeastern University in 2018 and a B.A. in History from DePaul University.