42. Noble-Seymour-Crippen House (Chicago's Oldest House)

Location: 5622-24 N. Newark Ave.
Website: norwoodparkhistoricalsociety.org

The Clarke House (built in 1836) is commonly, but mistakenly, considered to be Chicago's oldest. The title actually goes to the Noble-Seymour-Crippen house of 1833. A Chicago landmark since 1988, the former farmhouse now serves as museum and community center.

In 2000, the house was added to the National Register of Historic Places. During the tour of the house, you can read from the diary of one of the young ladies who once lived there. In Chicago, historical tours make everyone a pervert and a detective.