Essential Architecture-  Chicago Far South

Walter Burley Griffin Place District

architect

Walter Burley Griffin and Various

location

1600-1800 blocks of Griffin Place (formerly West 104th Place)

date

1909-14

style

Prairie School

construction

Various

type

Neighbourhood
 
 
The largest concentration of small-scale, Prairie School -style houses in Chicago. Seven of these residences were designed by Walter Burley Griffin , an architect who began his career with Frank Lloyd Wright. An eighth Prairie -style house was designed by Spencer and Powers. So-called "builders' houses," which were constructed by contractors from plans popularized in building magazines of the same period, complete the street.

links

With special thanks to the City of Chicago website, www.egov.cityofchicago.org , for much of the info on this page.
Photos copyright City of Chicago.
www.essential-architecture.com