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Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio

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dc.coverage.spatial Site: Oak Park, Illinois, United States en_US
dc.coverage.temporal 1889-1898 (creation) en_US
dc.creator Wright, Frank Lloyd en_US
dc.creator Bock, Richard W. en_US 1889-1898 en_US 2013-02-20T17:29:32Z 2013-02-20T17:29:32Z 1889-1898 en_US
dc.identifier 192477 en_US
dc.identifier.other archrefid: 1361 en_US
dc.description Original house, close angle view looking up at northeast corner, depicting bay window built under soffit; The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio has been restored by the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust to its appearance in 1909, the last year Frank Lloyd Wright lived there with his family. Frank Lloyd Wright purchased the property and built the home in 1889 with a $5,000 loan from his employer Louis Sullivan. He was 22 at the time, and newly wed to Catherine Tobin. The Wrights raised six children in the home. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 and declared a National Historic Landmark four years later. The original 1889 structure was quite small. The home was extensively remodeled in 1895, when among other changes the kitchen was enlarged and converted to a dining room, the upstairs nursery was expanded and converted for use as Catherine's dayroom, and the Children's Playroom and a new kitchen were added to the back of the house. A second major addition was made in 1898, when the Studio and Connecting Corridor were built. In the Studio, Frank Lloyd Wright and associated architects like Walter Burley Griffin and sculptor Richard Bock advanced the Prairie School of Architecture and designed many notable structures, including the Robie House, Unity Temple, the Laura Gale home, and the Larkin building. Source: Wikipedia; (accessed 7/13/2008) en_US
dc.format.medium brick; wood; shingles en_US
dc.rights © Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc. en_US
dc.subject architectural exteriors en_US
dc.subject Artists' studios en_US
dc.subject Housing en_US
dc.subject dwelling en_US
dc.subject Shingle Style en_US
dc.subject Nineteenth century en_US
dc.title Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio en_US
dc.type image en_US
dc.rights.access Licensed for educational and research use by the MIT community only en_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode 1A1-WFL-FL-A3 en_US
vra.culturalContext American en_US
vra.technique construction (assembling) en_US
vra.worktype house en_US
vra.worktype studio (work space) en_US
dc.contributor.display Frank Lloyd Wright (American architect, 1867-1959); Richard W. Bock (American sculptor, 1865-1949) en_US

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