Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio (Oak Park, Il) : Studio, detail of porch capital

Creator:
Bock, Richard W., 1865-1949
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
Published/Created:
951 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park, Illinois, United States
1889-1898
Date Depicted:
10/15/1995
Materials:
brick
shingles
wood
Notes:
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.
Topics:
Architecture -- United States -- 19th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Nineteenth century
Shingle style
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
1A1-WFL-FL-B5
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
residences: dwellings (AAT)
studios (work spaces) (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; Artists' studios; Housing; dwelling construction building divisions; rooms and spaces; studios (work spaces); buildings; dwellings; houses Richard Bock sculpted the stork capitals.
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Module Three
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
10/15/1995
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:
10162164
PID:
digcoll:1851848