Essential Architecture-  Chicago Far South

American System-Built Houses

architect

Frank Lloyd Wright

location

10410 and 10541 S. Hoyne Ave.

date

1917

style

Prairie school

construction

stucco

type

House
 
 
Based on his long-term interest in affordable housing, influential architect Frank Lloyd Wright developed a series of prefabricated housing designs marketed under the name of "American System-Built Houses." The building at 10410 S. Hoyne was erected by Burhans-Ellinwood & Co. as the model home for a subdivision to be comprised of these residences.

The only other Wright-designed house to be built, before the project was abandoned at the outset of World War I, is at 10541 S. Hoyne. It was built for H. Howard Hyde, a cashier at International Harvester.

links

With special thanks to the City of Chicago website, www.egov.cityofchicago.org , for much of the info on this page.
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