Oak Park Homes (Oak Park, Il) : Beachy House, 1906, general view, from southwest

Creator:
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
Published/Created:
Oak Park, Illinois, United States
ca. 1893-1913
Date Depicted:
5/15/1990
1850 AD - 1899 AD
1900 AD - 1949 AD
Materials:
brick
stucco
Notes:
Frank Lloyd Wright was a 22 year old architect in 1889 when he started work on his Home and Studio on Chicago Avenue in Oak Park. During Wright's 20 years in Oak Park, he designed dozens of structures in Oak Park and River Forest. In 1901 Wright published a project for 'A Home in a Prairie Town' (Ladies' Home J., xviii/3, Feb 1901, p. 17); it was characterized by continuous hip roofs of low pitch extended to cover the carriage entrance, a continuous screen or frieze of casement windows, and a wall and base course below them. Together these gave the design a horizontal character, which Wright likened to the level character of the Midwestern prairie. The houses are usually of two storeys, set on projecting masonry platforms or podiums and built of brick, stone or wood frame, the latter clad either with horizontal weather-boarding or smooth-finished stucco.
Topics:
Architecture -- United States -- 19th century -- (YVRC)
Architecture -- United States -- 20th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Modern
Modernist
Prairie School
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
1A1-WFL-OP-B2
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
houses (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
architectural exteriors; Housing construction buildings; dwellings; houses
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Module Two
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
5/15/1990
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4152
OID:
10166764
PID:
digcoll:1792118